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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 10, 2013.
- Reviewed by Chayal Patel
- Appears in
- retinal tear, cystic retinal tuft, acute posterior vitreous detachment, retinal flap, horseshoe tear, vitreous blood
- This is another example of a symptomatic retinal tear which occurred at the site of a cystic retinal tuft two days prior to the photograph when an acute posterior vitreous detachment occurred in this 64-year-old woman. Note the horizontal line of vitreous blood along the lower edge of the flap which demarcates the vitreous attachment to the flap.