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By Norman Byer
From Dr. Norman E. Byer’s “The Peripheral Retina in Profile”
- Uploaded on Nov 9, 2012.
- Last modified by Suber S. Huang, MD, MBA, FASRS on Feb 9, 2013.
- Reviewed by Chayal Patel
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- peripheral retinal lesion, cystic retinal tuft, congenital anomaly, developmental anomaly, present from birth, behind the vitreous base, abnormal vitreal retinal attachment
- This small elevated peripheral retinal lesion in a 48-year-old woman is a cystic retinal tuft. Such tufts are congenital developmental anomalies present from birth and situated behind the vitreous base. They are sites of abnormal vitreoretinal attachment, and can occasionally lead to retinal tears at the time of posterior vitreous detachment. They are present in about 5% of patients.