SD-OCT shows mechanisms, risk factors involved in RPE tears

VIENNA — High-definition spectral-domain optical coherence tomography analysis helped clarify mechanisms and risk factors of retinal pigment epithelium tears occurring in fibrovascular pigment epithelium detachment, according to one specialist. “Fibrovascular PED develops tears in 10% to 15% of the eyes in a variety of retinal disorders. They tend to grow over time, with significant consequences on vision. As they reach the large diameter of grade 3 and 4, they are difficult to treat,” David Sarraf, MD, said at the Advanced Retinal Therapy meeting.

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