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September 1978

Macular Holes Associated With Proliferative Sickle Cell Retinopathy

Author Affiliations

From the Sickle Cell Eye Clinic, Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1978;96(9):1592-1596. doi:10.1001/archopht.1978.03910060226007

• We report on four patients with sickle cell hemoglobin (SC) disease in whom macular holes developed. A major factor contributing to the formation of the holes was macular stretching, caused by simultaneous nasal traction from epipapillary fibroglial tissue and temporal traction from peripheral fibrovascular and fibroglial tissue. Another possible factor was macular ischemia.

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