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By Rafael Reis Pereira, MD
Co-author(s): André Maia, MD ; Hermano L. A. Filho, MD; Lucas Mares, MD; Ricardo Nakaghi, MD
- Uploaded on Mar 17, 2021.
- Last modified by Jennifer Carstens on Sep 24, 2021.
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- retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) contracture
- Rafael Reis, Retina Clinic, São Paulo
- Imaging device
- Fundus camera
- Retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) tear is a rare devastating complication of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The believed mechanism lies in an adherence of the neovascularization to the undersurface of the RPE creating a contractile force that increases after VEGF therapy and causes the tear.