Acute Retinal Detachment

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File number: 2029


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    lattice degeneration, posterior vitreous detachment, horseshoe tear
    Description
    This 54-year-old man was referred because of sudden symptoms in his opposite eye in which he had suffered an acute retinal detachment secondary to a horseshoe tear around lattice degeneration. During the examination, the fellow eye shown here was also found to have this large horseshoe tear about 1 o’clock hour (4 disc diameters) in size. A tear occurred around a lattice lesion which is present on the flap but is out of focus. This tear had been asymptomatic even though it was caused by a posterior vitreous detachment and illustrates that even very large tears may produce no symptoms or mild symptoms that are easily overlooked.

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