Acquired senile retinoschisis of the peripheral retina imaged by spectral domain optical coherence tomography: A case report

Gennady Landa, Belinda L. Shirkey, Patricia M.T. Garcia, Tatyana Milman, Julian P.S. Garcia, Richard B. Rosen

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Abstract

PURPOSE. We report spectral domain optical coherence tomography findings of the peripheral retina in a patient with senile (acquired) retinoschisis. METHODS. This is an observational case report. Spectral domain optical coherence tomography was performed to image the peripheral retina at the area of retinoschisis in a 70-year-old man with bilateral inferonasal elevated peripheral retinal lesions. Since the lesions were not entirely transparent and smooth, and demonstrated a certain degree of mobility, the diagnosis of retinal detachment could not be excluded. RESULTS. Spectral domain optical coherence tomography scans obtained at the margin of the lesions demonstrated attached retina with a characteristic splitting of the neurosensory retina at the outer plexiform layer and cystic changes in the inner retina. CONCLUSIONS. Spectral domain optical coherence tomography can assist in the diagnosis of senile (acquired) retinoschisis, particularly in cases where retinal detachment cannot be excluded on clinical examination alone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1079-1081
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume20
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Outer plexiform layer
  • Retinal detachment
  • Senile retinoschisis
  • Spectral domain optical coherence tomography

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