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Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume 2010, Article ID 175613, 4 pages
Case Report

Pathology of Macular Foveoschisis Associated with Degenerative Myopia

1Research Service, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Cleveland, OH 44106-5068, USA
2Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University Hospitals Eye Institute, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, 11100 Euclid Avenue, LKSD 4107, Cleveland, OH 44106-5068, USA
3The Retina Group of Washington, Fairfax, VA 22031-4621, USA
4Department of Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
5Section of Immunopathology, Laboratory of Immunology, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892-3655, USA

Received 24 March 2010; Revised 9 June 2010; Accepted 13 July 2010

Academic Editor: Darius M. Moshfeghi

Copyright © 2010 Johnny Tang 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.


This is a clinicopathological paper on the histologic findings in myopia-associated macular foveoschisis. The findings on ophthalmic pathological study of a 73-year-old woman with high myopia are reviewed. Multiple retinoschisis cavities involving both the macula and retinal periphery were disclosed. Our paper offers tissue evidence and supports recent ocular coherence tomography reports of eyes with high myopia and associated macular foveoschisis.