23-Guage Pars Plana Vitrectomy with Small-sized Autologous Internal Limiting Membrane Flap for Optic Disc Pit Maculopathy



  • Otabor-Olubor OJ University of Benin Teaching Hospital
  • Pathan AHK


Optic disc pit maculopathy, pars plana vitrectomy, internal limiting membrane flap, gas endo tamponade


Background: Optic disc pit maculopathy, although a rare condition, often leads to irreversible visual loss if left untreated. A few treatment options have been reported, but there is presently no set protocol for treatment of this condition. The surgical management of two patients with optic disc pit maculopathy is presented.

Method: We reviewed the pre-operative and post-operative visual acuity, the pre-operative and post-operative macula optical coherence tomography of both patients, and the surgical techniques performed.

Findings: Pars plana vitrectomy with autologous internal limiting membrane flap resulted in resolution of optic disc pit maculopathy

Conclusion: Prompt surgical intervention is necessary to optimize visual prognosis. We suggest pars plana vitrectomy with internal limiting membrane flap and gas endo-tamponade.


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How to Cite

Otabor-Olubor, O., & Pathan, A. (2024). 23-Guage Pars Plana Vitrectomy with Small-sized Autologous Internal Limiting Membrane Flap for Optic Disc Pit Maculopathy: https://www.doi.org/10.60787/tnhj-621. The Nigerian Health Journal, 23(4), 984–989. Retrieved from https://tnhjph.com/index.php/tnhj/article/view/621



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