Giant Retinal Tear
Part of the FIDIA Research Series book series (FIDIA, volume 2)
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.
KeywordsRetinal Detachment Pigment Epithelium Horizontal Meridian Fluoro Silicone Giant Retinal Tear
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