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From the Archives of the Archives
April 1999

A look at the past. . .

Arch Ophthalmol. 1999;117(4):543. doi:10.1001/archopht.117.4.543

COLLINS describes the views of Van Graefe, De Wecker, Nordenson, Raehlmann, as to the causes of retinal detachment and ruptures and reports two cases in which microscopic examination supported Elschnig's theory as to the cause of ruptures n retinal detachments. In each case a small portion of retina remained attached in the yellow-spot region to which it was adherent, having been torn off the detached portion, owing to choroiditic adhesions. Whenever an eye is cut open, the edges of the retina turn in, hence the fact that the edges turn in in ruptures is of no importance as evidence for or against any particular theory.