Rafael Reis Pereira, MD » 17-Mar-2021

  • RPE Tear After Anti-VEGF Injection

    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