Chow N, Hong T, Chang A. Multimodal imaging of macular subretinal deposits following intravitreal ocriplasmin injection. AJO Case Reports 2018 2018;9:80-84

Chow N, Hong T, Chang A. Multimodal imaging of macular subretinal deposits following intravitreal ocriplasmin injection. AJO Case Reports 2018 2018;9:80-84

Purpose:
Ocriplasmin is effective in closing macular holes due to vitreomacular traction. We present a case of macular subretinal material deposition observed with spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and multimodal imaging, following successful closure of a macular hole following intravitreal ocriplasmin injection.

Observations:
An 81-year-old male presented with decreased vision in the left eye due to a full-thickness macular hole secondary to vitreomacular traction. Ocriplasmin (Jetrea) was injected into the vitreous and hole closure was observed after one week. Macular subretinal material deposition developed along the outer surface of the resultant serous detachment on OCT one week post-injection. Fluorescein angiography demonstrated no expanding hyperfluorescence due to retinal or choroidal leak, or staining of the lesion. The material was mildly autofluorescent. The macular subretinal material complex spontaneously decreased with no significant effect on vision over 60 weeks.

Conclusions and importance:
Macular subretinal material deposition has not previously been reported following intravitreal ocriplasmin injection. This material is likely composed of photoreceptor outer segments. It is important to recognize that macular subretinal deposits can occur following intravitreal ocriplasmin injection as it may cause diagnostic confusion and potentially influence the visual and anatomical outcomes following successful hole closure.

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