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Case Report on Giant Pars Plana Cysts Mimicking Retinal Detachment

Authors Braceros KK, Choi D, Gallemore R

Received 5 March 2020

Accepted for publication 27 April 2020

Published 20 May 2020 Volume 2020:13 Pages 191—194


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser

Kathryn Kelani Braceros,1 Dale Choi,2 Ron Gallemore1

1Retina Macula Institute, Torrance, CA, USA; 2Hope Vision Care, Torrance, CA, USA

Correspondence: Ron Gallemore Tel +1 310 413 7020

Purpose: To report a case of peripheral elevated lesions mimicking retinal detachment which were ultimately ascertained to be giant pars plana cysts through ophthalmoscopy with scleral depression.
Methods: This was a case report documented with ophthalmoscopy and Optos imaging.
Results: Patient initially referred for assessment of bilateral retinal detachment was found by careful ophthalmoscopy with scleral depression to have bilateral giant pars plana cysts with no frank retinal breaks.
Conclusion: Large pars plana cysts may mimic retinal detachment or other peripheral retinal pathology. The lesions in question were found to originate from the pars plana and overhang the retina. No frank retinal breaks or associated rhegmatogenous retinal detachments were noted in either eye. Ophthalmoscopy with a complete scleral depressed exam allowed for the differentiation.

Keywords: peripheral retinal elevation, pars plana, fundus pathology

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