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Semin Ophthalmol. 2009 Jan-Feb;24(1):2-4. doi: 10.1080/08820530802508561.

Chronic retinal detachment with secondary retinal macrocyst and peripheral neovascularization.

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Retina Service, UPMC Eye Center, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To report the association of a retinal macrocyst with peripheral retinal neovascularization that occurred secondary to a chronic, subclinical rhegmatogenous retinal detachment and to illustrate the utility of wide-field fundus photography.

METHODS:

Case Report.

RESULTS:

A 37 year-old male was diagnosed with chronic retinal detachment on routine eye examination. Further evaluation revealed intraretinal hemorrhages and a retinal macrocyst. Diagnosis was confirmed with wide-field fundus photography and fluorescein angiography. Surgery was recommended to repair the retinal detachment, to allow spontaneous resolution of the macrocyst.

CONCLUSION:

Chronic, subclinical retinal detachments may rarely be associated with retinal macrocysts and retinal neovascularization. This altered retinal morphology can be delineated on wide-field fundus imaging, which aids in diagnosis and management.

PMID:
19241283
DOI:
10.1080/08820530802508561
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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