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March 1974

Light Flashes as a Clue to Retinal Disease

Author Affiliations

From the Retina Service, Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Presbyterian-University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1974;91(3):179-180. doi:10.1001/archopht.1974.03900060187004

Of 100 patients complaining of light flashes, excluding those with rhegmatogenous retinal separation, 23% were found to have demonstrable vitreoretinal disease. Of these, 16% had retinal breaks or holes.