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Isolated foveolar detachment in Irvine-Gass syndrome
  1. A B Greene,
  2. L V Del Priore,
  3. R Iranmanesh
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
  1. Correspondence to: Lucian V Del Priore MD, PhD, Robert L Burch III Scholar, Department of Ophthalmology, Harkness Eye Institute of Columbia University, 635 West 165th Street, New York, NY 10032, USA; ldelpriore{at}

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Irvine-Gass syndrome, which describes visual loss after cataract surgery as a result of cystoid macular oedema (CMO), typically produces petalloid leakage around the fovea on fluorescein angiography (FA) often associated with late hyperfluorescence of the optic disc.1 Recently, optical coherence tomography (OCT) has confirmed the presence of perifoveal cystic spaces in vivo, consistent with histological specimens with CMO. OCT is increasingly used as a first test, before FA, for diagnosing unexplained visual loss after cataract surgery. Here we report a case of Irvine-Gass syndrome that demonstrated perifoveal leakage and late optic disc staining on FA, whose predominant OCT finding was a localised foveolar detachment. Isolated foveal detachment has been described in diabetic …

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  • Proprietary interests: none.

  • Supported in part by the Eye Surgery Fund, Robert L Burch III Fund, Hickey Foundation, and Research to Prevent Blindness, Inc, NY, USA.

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