Outer retinal holes
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An outer retinal hole is a clinical entity characterized by loss of photoreceptor cells and stretches from the retina pigment epithelium band to the external limiting membrane. It is not a pathognomonic finding and it can be seen with a large group of disordes. The differential diagnosis will play an important role for planning follow-up and treatment. Based on a review of the recent literature, similar optical coherence tomography findings can be seen with many ophthalmological disorders such as solar maculopathy, juxtafoveal macular telangiectasia, tamoxifen retinopathy, Stargardt disease, achromatopsia, foveolar vitreomacular traction and acute retinal pigment epithelitis. In this study we present the clinical findings of our 17 patients with outer retinal holes to introduce these findings and discuss the differential diagnosis.