Peripheral Retinal Lesion

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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.

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