RPE Tear After Anti-VEGF Injection

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    • By Rafael Reis Pereira, MD
      Retina Clinic
      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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    Condition/keywords
    retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) contracture
    Photographer
    Rafael Reis, Retina Clinic, São Paulo
    Imaging device
    Fundus camera
    Description
    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.

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