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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-6

Myopic tractional maculopathy: An overview

Department of Ophthalmology, Kasr Al Ainy Hospital, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

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Dr. Amr Mohamed Abdelaziz Wassef
15 Nawal Street, Agouza, Giza 12311
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DOI: 10.4103/erj.erj_10_20

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The concept of splitting of the retinal layers was known since 1958 when first described by Calbert Phillips. However it was not until the advent of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) when this pathology was studied with more depth. The term Myopic Foveoschisis was first suggested by Takano in 1999 to describe the separation of retinal layers in patients with degenerative myopia coupled with posterior staphyloma. With the advancement of imaging technology, we have been able to understand more about the forces responsible for the pathology and the risk factors. However, the indications, timing and type of surgical intervention in the spectrum of this macular pathology stays controversial. Our aim in this review article is to present the different options, pros and cons of each.

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