J Korean Ophthalmol Soc > Volume 54(12); 2013 > Article
Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 2013;54(12):1935-1938.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3341/jkos.2013.54.12.1935    Published online December 13, 2013.
A Case of Traumatic Hypotony Maculopathy Treated by Intravitreal Air Injection.
Byeong Jun Park, Hyun Jin Shin, Hyung Chan Kim
Department of Ophthalmology, Konkuk University Medical Center, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. eyekim@kuh.ac.kr
외상성 저안압황반병증 환자에서 유리체강내 공기주입술로 치료한 1예
박병준⋅신현진⋅김형찬
Department of Ophthalmology, Konkuk University Medical Center, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Abstract
PURPOSE
To report a case of traumatic hypotony maculopathy treated by intravitreal air injection. CASE SUMMARY: A 20-year-old female presented with decreased visual acuity in the left eye 2 days after trauma. Best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was 0.5 and the intraocular pressure (IOP) was 5 mm Hg. Indirect ophthalmoscopy revealed chorioretinal folds in the macular area. Gonioscopy showed angle recession from 4 to 7 o'clock. Initially, pressure patching and conservative management were performed on the left eye 10 days after examination. However, deterioration of the chorioretinal fold was observed without any change in IOP. Finally, intravitreal air injection (0.5 cc) was performed 10 days after the start of conservative treatments. Following air injection, the normalization of IOP and gradual reduction of chorioretinal fold was observed. BCVA improved to 1.0 and IOP was maintained between 12 and 14 mm Hg for 24 months after the air injection. CONCLUSIONS: Intravitreal air injection may safely and effectively treat traumatic hypotony maculopathy.
Key Words: Hypotony maculopathy;Intravitreal air injection


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