Full-thickness macular hole: a rare complication of Borrelia burgdorferi neuroretinitis

Miranda Buckle, Mohammed A Majid, Richard Lee, Laura R Steeples

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Borrelia burgdorferi is a known infective cause of neuroretinitis. We present a case of B burgdorferi neuroretinitis complicated by macular hole in a 22-year-old man. The neuroretinitis was managed with early high-dose intravenous corticosteroid and oral antibiotic. The macular hole was managed with macular hole surgery after intraocular inflammation had resolved.

Original languageEnglish
Article number219019
Number of pages3
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Early online date3 May 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Borrelia burgdorferi Group
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Lyme Disease/complications
  • Male
  • Retinal Perforations/complications
  • Retinitis/complications
  • Vitrectomy
  • Young Adult


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