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August 1973

Spontaneous Disappearance of Early Postoperative Preretinal RetractionA Sequel of Retinal Detachment Surgery

Author Affiliations

Torrance, Calif

Arch Ophthalmol. 1973;90(2):133-135. doi:10.1001/archopht.1973.01000050135014

A 39-year-old white woman was convalescing well following her second operation for retinal detachment. Nine weeks postoperatively she suddenly developed a recurrent retinal detachment associated with a new star-shaped retinal fold probably caused by early preretinal organization. Exactly 12 days following its onset the retinal fold vanished and the retina became reattached, the vision ultimately improving from 20/400 to 20/30.