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Retinal Detachment 2


 Previous vitreous detachment, now extensive loss of vision unilaterally.


There is an extensive retinal detachment and associated vitreous detachment.

The retina is seen separated from the choroid as an echogenic, relatively thick membrane. It is anchored at the site of the optic nerve which is hypoechoic on ultrasound and runs into the back of the globe at the optic disc.

Use of Power Doppler may show flow in a retinal detachment, although decreases and can disappear with chronicity.

In the second clip where gain is set higher the associated vitreous detachment is evident.


James Rippey


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Retinal Detachment

Note the hypoechoic optic nerve anchoring the retinal detachment
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