|Year : 2023 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 253
Descending watermarks in self-settling retinal detachment
Amber Amar Bhayana, Priyanka Prasad
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi, India
|Date of Web Publication||20-Jan-2023|
Amber Amar Bhayana
ESIC Medical College and Hospital, NIT-3, Faridabad - 121 001, Haryana
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Bhayana AA, Prasad P. Descending watermarks in self-settling retinal detachment. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2023;3:253
A 30-year-old male patient with laser-delimited rhegmatogenous retinal detachment 6 years ago was found to have the detachment resolved with 3 watermark lines (arrows) [Figure 1]. We hypothesize the watermarks to be timeline markers of resolving rather than progressing detachment, the reasons being the following: first, progressive inverse relations of anteroposterior to lateral dimensions of successive watermark arcs; second, non-concentricity of watermarks to each other and laser barrage margin of original detachment, both being re-enforced by the fact that subject would have maintained an erect posture most of the time that helped inferior detachment to auto-settle with fluid level “flattening” out.
|Figure 1: Ultrawide image showing laser photocoagulation delimitation scars in the inferotemporal retina. Demarcation lines have been marked with arrows. A lattice with a hole is seen in the periphery|
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