Vitreous Changes in Retinal Detachment

  • C. L. Schepens


The close relationship that exists between vitreous changes and retinal detachment has been so solidly established over the past 100 years (1) that retinal detachment is thought of as a vitreoretinal disease. The exact mechanisms that explain how vitreous changes can precipitate the development of a retinal detachment are not yet fully known, for two main reasons. First, the morphological changes that occur in the vitreous are only partially visible in vivo. Second, the accompanying biochemical changes in the vitreous, when a retinal detachment develops, are almost completely unknown, mainly because no appropriate animal model is available.


Retinal Detachment Posterior Border Posterior Vitreous Detachment Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment Retinal Break 


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