Giant Retinal Tear

  • M. Gonvers
Conference paper
Part of the FIDIA Research Series book series (FIDIA, volume 2)

Abstract

There is no doubt that the major characteristic of a giant retinal tear is its rolling over flap, which can only happen if the next three conditions are present:
  • the tear must be superior or equal to 180 degrees;

  • the vitreous has to be adherent only to the anterior edge of the tear;

  • the mid and posterior vitreous must be totally liquified.

Keywords

Retinal Detachment Pigment Epithelium Horizontal Meridian Fluoro Silicone Giant Retinal Tear 
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References

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    Machemer R, Aaberg TM and Norton EWD (1969): Giant retinal tears. II. Experimental production and management with intravitreal air. Trans Amer Ophth Soc 67:394–414.Google Scholar
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    Gonvers M (1983): Temporary use of silicone oil in the treatment of special cases of retinal detachment. Ophthalmologica (Basel) 197:202–209.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Gonvers M and Thresher R (1983): Temporary use of silicone oil in the treatment of proliferative vitreoretinopathy. An experimental study with a new animal model. Grafe’s Arch Ophthal 221:46–53.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Gonvers
    • 1
  1. 1.Hôpital OphtalmologiqueLausanneSwitzerland

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