Abstract

Introduction: Pathological myopia is commonly associated with myopic traction maculopathy, which includes foveoschisis, foveal retinal detachment, macular hole (MH) and/or macular detachment (MD). Macular buckling is a rarely practiced extraocular surgical modality these days. The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of primary buckling with Morin–Devin T implant for MD with MH and posterior staphyloma.


Case description: A 52-year-old female presented with light perception vision in her right eye with posterior staphyloma, localized neurosensory detachment, and MH. She underwent primary macular buckling with Morin–Devin T implant. During the immediate postoperative day the wedge indentation was found misaligned to the fovea. A revision surgery was done after 2 weeks for repositioning of the macular wedge. Spectral domain optical coherence tomography confirmed indentation at the MH with resolution of subretinal fluid and hole closure. Her BCVA was 2/60 at 3 months postoperative and it remained the same even at 6 months of follow-up.


Conclusions: Primary macular buckling can be an effective procedure in eyes with MH with detachment and posterior staphyloma with or without associated foveoschisis. Morin–Devin T implant placement is a relatively simple procedure with short surgical time and excellent outcome.