Posterior Vitreous Detachment

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File number: 1996


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    Condition/keywords
    posterior vitreous detachment, cystic retinal tuft, horseshoe tear, white retinal tuft, glial cells
    Description
    This 68-year-old woman had a recent posterior vitreous detachment which produced this symptomatic horseshoe tear exactly at the site of this cystic retinal tuft. Note the characteristic discrete white nubbin at the apex, which is produced by a cap of glial cells with densely packed cytoplasm.

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