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Giant pigment epithelial tear and exudative retinal detachment complicating choroidal effusions

Authors
  • Laidlaw, D.A.H.
  • Poynter, Richard
Type
Published Article
Journal
American Journal of Ophthalmology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1998
Accepted Date
Feb 04, 1998
Volume
126
Issue
3
Pages
448–450
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/S0002-9394(98)00104-4
Source
Elsevier
License
Unknown

Abstract

PURPOSE: To report a case of a giant pigment epithelial tear and transient exudative retinal detachment occurring in a patient with hypotonic choroidal effusions after trabeculectomy. METHODS: Case report and brief literature review. RESULT: The retinal and choroidal detachments settled, disclosing an extremely large crescentic pigment epithelial defect in the temporal midperiphery. CONCLUSIONS: An exudative retinal detachment secondary to a peripheral pigment epithelial rip may complicate choroidal effusions. Recognition of this association may prevent unnecessary investigation or surgery.

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