Posterior Segment

  • Marcus H. Colyer
  • Eric D. Weichel


Injuries to the posterior segment are among the most complex to diagnose, challenging to effectively treat, and often become the defining injury to predict visual outcome. In order to effectively diagnose and treat these injuries, clear multidisciplinary communication and coordination are essential. Additionally, management of posterior segment injuries may require adaptation to traditional surgical approaches in order to achieve the optimal visual outcome.


Open globe Rupture Macular hole IOFB Vitrectomy Retinal detachment 



The opinions or assertions contained herein are the private ones of the author/speaker and are not to be construed as official or reflecting the views of the Department of Defense, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, or any other agency of the U.S. Government.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcus H. Colyer
    • 1
    • 2
  • Eric D. Weichel
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.LTC, MC, US Army, Ophthalmology Service, Walter Reed National Military Medical CenterBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniformed Services University of the Health SciencesBethesdaUSA
  3. 3.LTC, MC, US Army, Department of SurgeryUniformed Services University of the Health SciencesBethesdaUSA
  4. 4.The Retina Group of WashingtonGreenbeltUSA

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