Mar 17 2021 by Rafael Reis Pereira, MD
Retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) tear is a rare devastating complication of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The believed mechanism lies in an adherence of the neovascularization to the undersurface of the RPE creating a contractile force that increases after VEGF therapy and causes the tear.
Photographer: Rafael Reis, Retina Clinic, São Paulo
Condition/keywords: retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) contracture