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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 496-498

Epiretinal membrane peeling as the treatment for macular edema associated with isolated retinal astrocytic hamartoma

Retina Unit, Department of Ophthalmology, Cruces University Hospital, Barakaldo, Vizcaya, Spain

Correspondence Address:
Carlos Cuadros Sanchez
Plaza de Cruces S/N, 48903, Barakaldo
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/joco.joco_49_21

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Purpose: To report a case of macular edema and an epiretinal membrane in an isolated astrocytic hamartoma treated surgically. Methods: Case report. Results: We describe the case of a 37-year-old woman whose first symptoms were blurred vision and metamorphopsia. Optical coherence tomography revealed macular edema together with an epiretinal membrane secondary to an isolated retinal astrocytic hamartoma. We performed a pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) with membrane peeling. Both visual and structural outcomes were satisfactory. Complete resolution of symptoms was obtained, and visual acuity was preserved after a 7-month follow-up. Conclusion: Although rare, epiretinal membrane may be present in isolated retinal astrocytic hamartomas, PPV and epiretinal membrane peeling may be a good treatment option in glial tumors with macular edema associated with an epiretinal membrane.

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