Macular hole formation in Bietti's crystalline retinopathy - A case report

Saatci A. O., Yaman A., Berk A. T., Soylev M.

OPHTHALMIC GENETICS, vol.18, no.3, pp.139-141, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/13816819709057127
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.139-141
  • Keywords: Bietti's dystrophy, crystalline retinopathy, macular hole, retinal crystalline deposit, RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA, DYSTROPHY, LESIONS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Three years after the initial diagnosis, a 21-year-old healthy man with Bietti's crystalline retinopathy developed unilateral stage 4 macular hole with surrounding macular detachment. The mechanism of macular hole formation, which may or may not be a feature of Bietti's crystalline dystrophy, is not clear.