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July 1971

Arrowhead Tear in the Macula

Author Affiliations

North Hollywood, Calif
From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1971;86(1):19-20. doi:10.1001/archopht.1971.01000010021005

A definite arrowhead tear of the retina can occur in the macula. Such a tear was evident in an aphakic, myopic eye, after direct trauma and caused a retinal detachment. The tear involved all layers of the retina, the base of its operculum was on the disc side, and vitreous traction was evident. Treatment was successful and yielded better vision than anticipated.