Purpose: To document by optical coherence tomography (OCT) the reattachment of the margins of a retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) tear. Methods: Single case report, documented by OCT scans, autofluorescence and fluorescein angiography. Results: A 67-year-old male presented with a spontaneous RPE tear due to age-related macular degeneration in his right eye. Three months later we observed that the focal RPE tear had healed and there was a new intraretinal fluid, well documented by OCT imaging. Conclusions: OCT scans show the reattachment of the margins of an RPE tear healed by tissue remodelling, and illustrate how the disease can recur.
- Age-related macular degeneration
- Optical coherence tomography
- Retinal pigment epithelium tear
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Sensory Systems