I read with interest the recent article ‘Myopic foveoschisis: a clinical review’ by Gohil et al.1
The review is an excellent summary of all literature on this interesting topic; nevertheless, one of the largest surgical case series is missing.
This paper was published by Panozzo and Mercanti in 2007, and describes 24 highly myopic eyes with myopic traction maculopathy (MTM) successfully treated by pars plana vitrectomy with epiretinal and ILM peeling.2 Differently from other published series, the authors achieved complete retinal settling in 23 of 24 eyes without any gas tamponade in a mean time of 4.4 months.
This series is not only one of the largest series ever published, but it is also in my opinion to be mentioned because the surgical success obtained by simple peeling without tamponade strongly supports the hypothesis that MTM is mainly due to diffuse traction from epiretinal forces and from the non-elastic ILM stretched by the myopic bulb elongation and staphyloma.
Gohil R, Sivaprasad S, Han LT, Mathew R, Kiousis G, Yang Y . Myopic foveoschisis: a clinical review. Eye 2015; 29: 593–601.
Panozzo G., Mercanti A . Vitrectomy for myopic traction maculopathy. Arch Ophthalmol 2007; 125: 767–772.
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Panozzo, G. Myopic traction maculopathy. Eye 30, 1025 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/eye.2016.38