Case Study 84 Posterior Vitreous Detachment

  • Roger P. Harrie
  • Cynthia J. Kendall


CG is a 52-year-old man who had undergone cataract surgery in both eyes 2 years prior to presentation. Prior to intraocular lens implantation, he was highly myopic with a refraction OD of −10.00 and OS of −9.50. He now complained of decreased vision in his right eye and visual acuity was measured at 20/70 in that eye and the left eye at 20/25. Slit-lamp examination showed moderate opacification of the posterior lens capsule in the right eye and slight opacification in the left eye. He was advised to undergo YAG laser capsulotomy on his right eye, but he seemed concerned about potential complications and asked a number of questions concerning the possibility of retinal detachment. His father had gone blind in one eye from a retinal detachment after cataract surgery.


Visual Acuity Diabetic Retinopathy Retinal Detachment Cataract Surgery Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy 
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Supplementary material

PVD with Weiss ring (WMV 1.11 MB)

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Video clip C JPEG PVD with Weiss ring Arrow: Weiss ring (JPEG 106 KB)

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger P. Harrie
    • 1
  • Cynthia J. Kendall
    • 2
  1. 1.Moran Eye CenterUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA
  2. 2.SacramentoUSA

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