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Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment

A rhegmatogenous retinal detachment results when liquified vitreous passes through a retinal break into the potential subretinal space

Figure 1.

Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD

Photographer: Cindy Montague, CRA

rhegmatogenous retinal detachment

This photograph shows a superior rhegmatogenous retinal detachment that is not yet involving the macula.

rhegmatogenous retinal detachment

The second photograph shows a closer view of the primary horseshoe tear with two smaller retinal tears nearby. Lattice degeneration and intraretinal hemorrhages can be seen adjacent to the tears.


Figure 2.

Lucas T. Lenci MD, Elaine Binkley MD, Jessica Watson MD, Culver Boldt MD

Photographer: Brice Critser, CRA

This is a patient who presented with an inferior visual field defect and multiple flashes and floaters.  These images demonstrate an excellent example of a large, superior horseshoe tear with a bullous retinal detachment.

an excellent example of a large, superior horseshoe tear with a bullous retinal detachment.

an excellent example of a large, superior horseshoe tear with a bullous retinal detachment.


Figure 3.

Contributor: Tressa Larson, OD FAAO

Photographer: Andrea Starkweather

These OCT images show an inferior, macula-off, chronic rhegmatogenous retinal detachment.

These OCT images show an inferior, macula-off, chronic rhegmatogenous retinal detachment.

These OCT images show an inferior, macula-off, chronic rhegmatogenous retinal detachment.

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last updated: 01/24/2016
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