The Avulsed Retinal Vessel Syndrome and Its Variants

Serge De Bustros, Robert B. Welch

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The course of 18 patients (19 eyes) with the avulsed retinal vessel syndrome and its variants was followed up for an average of 54 months. This syndrome consists of recurrent vitreous hemorrhages from an avulsed retinal vessel caused by retinal tear formation. Even after the retinal tears are closed by various techniques, vitreous hemorrhages may recur until the retinal vessel ruptures. The visual prognosis is generally good.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)86-88
Number of pages3
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984


  • avulsed retinal vessel
  • bridging retinal vessel
  • retinal detachment
  • retinal tear
  • vitreous hemorrhage
  • vitreous traction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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