OCT helps visualize traction maculopathy in high myopia

October 15, 2002

High myopia (HM) is defined as a myopic refractive error of more than 6 D associated with degenerative posterior and peripheral fundus changes. Due to progressive scleral stretching and vitreous degeneration, these eyes develop typical pathologic features at the posterior pole, such as posterior staphyloma, progressive atrophy of choriocapillaris (CC) and choroid, linear ruptures of Bruch's membrane (lacquer cracks), and retinal thinning, and also frequent peripheral rhegmatogenous retinal lesions.