|Year : 2023 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 631
Retinal line of control
Vaibhav Namdev, Aman Kumar, Rohan Chawla
Department of Ophthalmology, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
|Date of Web Publication||28-Apr-2023|
Additional Professor, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
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|How to cite this article:|
Namdev V, Kumar A, Chawla R. Retinal line of control. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2023;3:631
Fundus shows a chronic nasal retinal detachment (RD) with intraretinal cysts (black arrow) which has been laser delimited from ora serrata to the disc margins [Figure 1]a. Swept source OCT section (inset) taken through the detached retina (Blue arrow), area of chorio-retinal adhesion (red arrow), and attached retina [Figure 1]b. At 6-months follow-up, the retinal detachment did not progress. Despite the detachment extending posteriorly up to the optic disc, laser was effective in halting its progression. Thus, optic disc itself acts as a barrier to progression of RD, and laser delimitation can be contemplated even in such cases.
|Figure 1: (a) Ultrawide field fundus photograph captured with Optos Silverstone showing demarcation laser limiting progressing of RD. (b) OCT line scan showing zone of attached and detached retina|
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Demarcation laser up to the disc can be preferred in patients with macula sparing rhegmatogenous retinal detachment obviating need of vitreoretinal surgery.
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