Author(s): Krishan NR, Chandra SR,Stevens TS. Diagnosis and pathogenesis of retinal pigment epithelial tears. Am J Ophthalmol. 1985 Nov 15;100(5):698-707.
Journal: American Journal Of Ophthalmology, Volume 100, Issue 5, Nov 1985
Ten cases of retinal pigment epithelial tears were observed in eight patients with serous pigment epithelial detachments associated with age-related macular degeneration. Eight of the ten tears were spontaneous and all occurred at the detachment margin. The resulting area of exposed choroid was sometimes initially mistaken for pigment epithelial atrophy. In two cases it was misdiagnosed as choroidal neovascularization and treated with laser photocoagulation. All but two patients suffered severe visual loss.