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August 1973

Further Observations on Foveolar Splinter and Macular Wisps

Arch Ophthalmol. 1973;90(2):102-103. doi:10.1001/archopht.1973.01000050104005

A foveolar splinter and macular wisps were reported previously in cases of spontaneous senile posterior vitreous detachment, old healed chorioretinitis, and following direct and indirect ocular concussion and whiplash injury. Since that report, a foveolar splinter and macular wisps were found, and optical sections of the retinal surface showing them were photographed, in cases of retinitis pigmentosa, juvenile macular degeneration, foveomacular retinitis, and following absorption of a small prefoveal hemorrhage. Probably, in these cases also, traction of the detaching posterior hyaloid membrane on the retina produced the splinter and wisps.