Sudden Posterior Vitreous Detachment

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File number: 1989


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    Condition/keywords
    scleral indentation, posterior vitreous detachment, retinal hemorrhage, vitreoretinal attachment
    Description
    This is the same lesion seen in the previous slide pair. With the scleral indentation performed more posteriorly, a small hemorrhage can be seen on the white tuft. This is proof of the vitreal retinal attachment at this spot. Posterior vitreous detachment can produce a retinal tear at the site of a cystic retinal tuft, but in this case has caused only a small hemorrhage.

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