optomap® Recognizing Pathology

This material is designed as a searchable reference resource to support clinical decision-making. The information contained here should be used as general guidance when viewing optomap and OCT images from Optos devices. The differential diagnosis should be made under the direction of the responsible physician. These images were taken on the latest ultra-widefield optomap devices.

Holes, Breaks, Tears

In some eyes, there may be small areas of the retina that are torn, or holes may develop. These areas, called retinal breaks, can lead to retinal detachment. Retinal breaks are often caused by traction from the vitreous, the gel that fills the back of the eye. Traction can occur as the vitreous pulls away from the retina, which occurs with age, trauma, surgery, inflammation, and near-sightedness. https://www.advancedretinaassociates.com/patient-education/retinal-detachment-retinal-holes-tears/

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