retinal tear

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retinal tear

A tear in the retina caused by injury or general degeneration.
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Silicone oil, the most frequently used vitreous substitute, has also very high viscosity but less than vitreous and is associated with many complications such as hydrophobicity, partial filling of vitreal cavity, and inhibition of effective closure of retinal break, which necessitate its removal from the vitreal cavity after sometime.
Then, simultaneous air-fluid exchange along with internal drainage was performed through the retinal break at the margin of, or within, the chorio retinal coloboma.
If you are not able to do that, you must assume the possibility of a retinal break until proven otherwise --so the referral should be urgent and with a view to the patient being examined within 24 hours.
It is characterized by the presence of a retinal break which is a defect involving whole thickness of neurosensory retina.
Although preoperative vitreous hemorrhage is assumed a PVR-inducing factor in RRD10 and PPV today is certainly more widely accepted, some surgeons still remain conservative especially in RRD with vitreous hemorrhage that the retinal break (s) are visible.
This low anatomic success rate may be due to the fact that eyes with complicated RD due to anterior PVR, unstable edge of retinal break, anterior hyaloidal fibrovascular proliferation, retinal incarceration in scleral wound or 3600 giant retinal tear", that required 3600 retinectomy were included in this study.
Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) occurs when a retinal break allows vitreous fluid to access subretinal space and thus separates the retina from the RPE.
Evaluation of the type of break was done preoperatively and intraoperatively and the commonest retinal break noted was atrophic hole in 51.
There is no association with retinal break or detachment.
76%) and retinal detachment from a retinal break in a myopic patient (4.
This seems to have resulted in a peripheral retinal tear, causing symptoms of flashing lights and floaters, the latter of which arose from RPE cells in the anterior vitreous, originating from the retinal break (Shafer's sign).
If so, this is strongly suggestive of a retinal break.