Two Cases of Severe Degeneration of the Macula Following Vitrectomy with Indocyanine Green-Assisted Internal Limiting Membrane Peeling for Idiopathic Macular Hole

Junji Inoue, Toshiro Sakuma, Masatoshi Kiyokawa, Yasuhiko Kobayashi, Hiroshi Takebayashi, Atsushi Mizota*, Minoru Tanaka
Department of Ophthalmology, Juntendo University Urayasu Hospital, Japan

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We describe three eyes of two cases of severe degeneration of the macula following vitrectomy with indocyanine green-assisted internal limiting membrane peeling for idiopathic macular hole. We need to remember the possibility of these complications and have to select the procedures that are safest to use for macular hole surgery.