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September 1972

Giant Tear Dialysis in the Outer Layer of Retinoschisis

Author Affiliations

Little Rock, Ark
From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Arkansas Medical Center, and the Veterans Administration Hospital, Little Rock.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;88(3):336-340. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000030338024

The first case of a giant tear dialysis in the outer layer of presumed senile retinoschisis associated with a true detachment is presented. Trauma could not be implicated as a cause. Since the inner layer of the retinoschisis separated the vitreous from the outer layer giant tear, a conventional scierai buckling was used to reattach the retina and obliterate the schisis cavity.