Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment
A rhegmatogenous retinal detachment results when liquified vitreous passes through a retinal break into the potential subretinal space
Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD
Photographer: Cindy Montague, CRA
This photograph shows a superior rhegmatogenous retinal detachment that is not yet involving the macula.
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.
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.
Contributor: Tressa Larson, OD FAAO
Photographer: Andrea Starkweather
These OCT images show an inferior, macula-off, chronic rhegmatogenous retinal detachment.
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