Symptomatic Horseshoe Tear

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File number: 1998


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    Condition/keywords
    horseshoe tear, scleral indentation, cystic retinal tuft, bridge of tissue between tears, vitreous condensation
    Description
    This is a fresh, symptomatic horseshoe tear at the site of a cystic retinal tuft in a 63-year-old man. This is really a double horseshoe tear because the two retinal vessels have resisted the vitreal retinal traction and have preserved an intact bridge of tissue between the tears. Note the prominent vitreous condensation attached to the apex of the upper tear and made much more visible because it is seen superimposed over the dark underlying shadow of scleral indentation.

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