Acta Scientific Ophthalmology (ISSN: 2582-3191)

Clinical Image Volume 3 Issue 8

Serpentine Appearance of Giant Retinal Tear

Lagan Paul1*, Neha Chowdhary1 and Ranobir Ghosh2

1Vitreoretina Services, Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital, Daryaganj, New Delhi, India
2Department of Clinical Optometry and Electrophysiology, Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital, Daryaganj, New Delhi, India

*Corresponding Author: Lagan Paul, Vitreoretina Services, Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital, Daryaganj, New Delhi, India.

Received: July 09, 2020; Published: July 20, 2020


 Giant retinal tears (GRTs) are described as full-thickness circumferential retinal tears involving more than 3 clock hours (90 degrees) of the peripheral retina [1]. GRTs are caused by vitreous traction on the peripheral retina in the area of the vitreous base as there is condensation of the peripheral vitreous along with liquefaction of the central vitreous. Due to subsequent transvitreal contrac¬tion of the cortical gel, the tear occurs along the vitreous base in a zipper fashion [2]. Sonographic appearance of the GRT has been described in literature as a double linear echo that is discontinuous with the contour of the globe [3]. We describe the serpentine appearance of the GRT on ultrasound B scan.



Citation: Lagan Paul., et al. “Serpentine Appearance of Giant Retinal Tear". Acta Scientific Paediatrics 3.8 (2020): 23-24.


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