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Arcuate Vitelliform detachment with morning glory disc maculopathy: OCT findings of evolution and resolution after early surgery


Morning glory disc (MGD) is known to develop secondary maculopathy and vision loss. We followed a 7-year-old girl with MGD in right eye from 2010 to 2021. Her best-corrected Snellen visual acuity (BCVA) was 20/20 in both eyes till 2017. She presented with reduced vision in right eye with BCVA of 20/80 in 2018. Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) revealed maculopathy related to MGD in right eye and arcuate Vitelliform neurosensory detachment (V-NSD) temporal to fovea. She underwent 25G vitrectomy with internal limiting membrane peeling. Resolution of retinoschisis and V-NSD was analysed by OCT and fundus autofluorescence (FAF) postoperatively. Arcuate V-NSD was hyperfluorescent on FAF and concentric to optic disc. It resolved slowly with BCVA improving to 20/20 at 18 and 30 months postoperatively. We report excellent outcome following early vitrectomy for MGD-related maculopathy and recommend serial follow-up and considering early vitrectomy whenever traction and BCVA worsens. We also describe arcuate V-NSD with MGD.

  • ophthalmology
  • macula
  • retina

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