File number: 2043
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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
- Appears in
- retinal tear, acute posterior vitreous detachment, depigmented thrombus, tractional retinal detachment, lattice degeneration
- This large and complicated retinal tear in a 51-year-old man resulted from an acute posterior vitreous detachment which concentrated its tractional forces around this area of lattice degeneration. Because of the powerful traction, there is an additional central tear splitting the large retinal flap and almost severing one of its arms. The traction was strong enough to completely rupture the blood vessel just to the left of the flap. Marking the ruptured peripheral end of the blood vessel is a yellow depigmented thrombus.