Retinal nerve fiber layer defect and paracentral scotoma after internal limiting membrane peeling with a nitinol loop

Ryo Matoba, Yuki Morizane, Shuhei Kimura, Shinji Toshima, Fumio Shiraga

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Internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling is an important maneuver in vitrectomy for macular holes (MHs). A nitinol loop is a surgical instrument designed to create an edge on the ILM and peel the ILM safely and consistently. The effect of using a nitinol loop for ILM peeling on the retina is not clear. We report here on a case of an idiopathic full-thickness MH in an adult woman, in whom retinal damage was revealed after her ILM was peeled using a nitinol loop.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)539-542
Number of pages4
JournalActa Medica Okayama
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017



  • Internal limiting membrane peeling
  • Macular hole
  • Macular surgery
  • Nitinol loop

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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