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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, FASRS on Feb 10, 2013.
- Reviewed by Chayal Patel
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- elevated retinal lesion, elevated tissue, retinal break, scleral indentation
- This photograph and the next are two views of a very interesting elevated lesion in a 45-year-old man. This photograph shows the immense value of closely scrutinizing the profile of the indented area. Note that in the middle of the slide there is a sudden break in the continuity of the dark convex shadow that lies just behind the crest of the scleral indentation. If the elevated tissue is "filmy" or "wispy" or filamentous as in this case, it raises a strong suspicion that a retinal break is present just behind it.