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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 253

Descending watermarks in self-settling retinal detachment

Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

Date of Web Publication20-Jan-2023

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Amber Amar Bhayana
ESIC Medical College and Hospital, NIT-3, Faridabad - 121 001, Haryana
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1912_22

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Bhayana AA, Prasad P. Descending watermarks in self-settling retinal detachment. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2023;3:253

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Bhayana AA, Prasad P. Descending watermarks in self-settling retinal detachment. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep [serial online] 2023 [cited 2023 Jun 2];3:253. Available from: https://www.ijoreports.in/text.asp?2023/3/1/253/368191

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].[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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