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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 11, 2013.
- Reviewed by Chayal Patel
- Appears in
- laser photocoagulation, vitreoretinal traction, retinal tear, free operculum
- This is the same lesion 18 days following photocoagulation. The continuing vitreoretinal traction has now torn the retinal flap completely away from the retina and the resulting free operculum may be seen out of focus in the lower part of the photograph. The retinal tear is now easily visible with only a tiny remaining nubbin of the original flap seen above with a small hemorrhage.