The course of serous retinal detachment is sometimes curiously modified when the detachment of the retina remains stationary and there is reattachment, which gives rise to a characteristic ophthalmoscopic picture. This condition is observed in a small percentage of cases, and only when the detachment occupies the lower half of the eyeground. The detachment is shallow, and its upper boundary is bound down by chorioretinal changes, which constitute the most striking sign. The retina in the course of time becomes reattached except for small areas in the extreme periphery, where there are one or more holes or an area of dialysis. The reattached, flat retina is generally changed to a paler, yellow gray; there are characteristic branching white subretinal lines and areas where the choroidal markings are more distinct and irregular retinal pigmentation is present. The upper boundary consists of organized exudate, which extends across the fundus below the disk
KNAPP A. SPONTANEOUS RETINAL REATTACHMENT. Arch Ophthalmol. 1944;32(5):403–406. doi:10.1001/archopht.1944.00890110071009
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