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Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 408351, 3 pages
Case Report

Long-Term Follow-Up of the Postoperative Macular Fold following the Vitreoretinal Surgery with Air Tamponade

1Department of Ophthalmology, Dokuz Eylul University, 35320 Izmir, Turkey
2Department of Ophthalmology, Buca Seyfi Demirsoy State Hospital, Izmir, Turkey
3Department of Ophthalmology, Klinikum Konstanz, Luisenstrae 7, 78464 Konstanz, Germany

Received 28 July 2013; Accepted 2 September 2013

Academic Editors: J. F. Arevalo, S. Machida, and P. Venkatesh

Copyright © 2013 Ali Osman Saatci et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A 64-year-old male who had a macula-on superior bullous retinal detachment in OD underwent scleral buckling, 20-gauge-pars plana vitrectomy, internal drainage of subretinal fluid with perfluorocarbon fluid, 360° endolaser and perflourocarbon-fluid-air exchange surgery. Patient sat upright immediately after the surgery for the night. At the first postoperative morning although the retina was attached, there was a macular fold extending toward the temporal retinal periphery. Patient denied further surgery. During the follow-up, retinal fold gradually became less visible and it could be noticeable only by fundus autoflorescence imaging at the sixth postoperative year with a subtle epiretinal membrane formation on the optical coherence tomographic section.