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Thursday, December 26, 2019

Tuesday, December 10, 2019


Look closely and you will see a retinoschisis in the right eye near the very bottom and the left eye around two o'clock (the right eye is the image on the left).  A retinoschisis is a detachment of the retina from itself.  A retinal detachment is when all of the nine layers of the retina detach from the underlying choroid.  Retinoschisis does not normally need to be treated and rarely involves the posterior pole.  Close monitoring is warranted. 

Monday, December 2, 2019


Below is a picture of a patient with a retinoschisis with an outer layer break in the retina.  The lower arrow points to the break and the higher arrow points to the edge of the schisis.  A schisis is a separation of the retina from itself.  The edge of the schisis is usually smooth and in a circular pattern as shown here.

Thursday, October 31, 2019