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Presence of paravascular lamellar holes in patients with idiopathic premacular fibrosis
  1. Noriaki Shimada,
  2. Kyoko Ohno-Matsui,
  3. Takeshi Yoshida,
  4. Manabu Mochizuki
  1. Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Kyoko Ohno-Matsui, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, 1-5-45 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113, 113-8510 Japan; k.ohno.oph{at}tmd.ac.jp

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We have demonstrated that paravascular lamellar holes were present in 80% of patients with macular retinoschisis (MRS) of highly myopic patients by multiple scans of optical coherence tomography (OCT).1 Although MRS develops only in highly myopic eyes, and idiopathic preretinal macular fibrosis (IPFs) in non-highly myopic eyes, there are many similarities between the two conditions. For example, a proliferation of cellular elements has been demonstrated on the remnants of vitreous cortex and inner limiting membrane in eyes with MRS2 and IPF.3 4 Thus, the purpose of this study was to determine whether paravascular lamellar holes are present in non-highly myopic eyes with IPF.

The clinical characteristics of the seven patients are shown in table 1. OCT …

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