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May 1984

Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachments Caused by Paravascular Vitreoretinal Traction

Author Affiliations

From the Retina Service, Wills Eye Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1984;102(5):669-670. doi:10.1001/archopht.1984.01040030525007

• We describe three cases of shallow posterior rhegmatogenous retinal detachment caused by tiny retinal tears. The clinical appearance of the detachments was very similar to that of idiopathic central serous chorioretinopathy or traction retinal detachment. However, the correct diagnosis was made by finding a tiny paravascular break. Vitrectomy without a thermal adhesion was successful in repairing the detachments.

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