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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 on Feb 9, 2013.
- Reviewed by Chayal Patel
- Appears in
- asymptomatic, posterior scleral indentation, retinal hole, round hole, full thickness retinal hole, atrophy
- This is the same lesion as seen in the previous slide pair. Here the scleral indentation is carried more posterior revealing a tiny, round, full thickness retinal hole. This is not a tear produced by traction even though vitreous is always attached to these flaps. You will note that the hole is round and is separated by a slight distance from the flap itself. It is probably the result of long continued atrophy and devitalization of the retina. A posterior vitreous was not detached. This lesion has not changed its appearance for more than a year of observation, but the age of the hole is actually unknown.