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Giant retinal pigment epithelial tear after laser photocoagulation for diabetic retinopathy
  1. Y Kameda,
  2. F Mori,
  3. H Masahara,
  4. Y Mori,
  5. M Suzuki,
  6. Y Yamauchi,
  7. S Eguchi
  1. Eguchi Eye Hospital, Hakodate, Japan
  1. Dr Y Kameda, Eguchi Eye Hospital, 7–13 Suehiro-cho, Hakodate 040 0053, Japan; y09025618059{at}leaf.ocn.ne.jp

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A 62-year-old man, who underwent focal laser photocoagulation in the left eye (OS) for diabetic retinopathy 2 years previously, complained of metamorphopsia OS. The left fundus had a semilunar retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) tear measuring 2×5 disc diameters (DD) temporal to the macula at the margin of a serous retinal pigment epithelial detachment (PED). Two days later, marked cystoid macular oedema and a serous retinal detachment (SRD) developed in the fovea. Seventeen days later, the RPE tear markedly developed over two quadrants, and the best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) decreased to 20/63 OS. The patient was followed without treatment. Thereafter, the RPE tear began to cicatrise. Four months later, the RPE tear …

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