Typical and Reticular Degenerative Retinoschisis

  • B. R. Straatsma
Conference paper
Part of the Deutsche Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft book series (OPHTHALMOLOG, volume 74)

Abstract

Retinoschisis is the term used to describe a complex and heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by splitting of the sensory retina. This concept of splitting or cleavage within the sensory retina was introduced by Bartels [1] in 1933, and the term retinoschisis was first applied to this process by Wilczek [2] in 1935. Samuels and Fuchs [3] used this concise term in their English-language textbook in 1952 and the word retinoschisis has been widely employed since then.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. R. Straatsma
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Ophthalmology, Jules Stein Eye InstituteUCLA School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA

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