Peripheral hemorrhagic detachments of the retinal pigment epithelium after choroidal neovascularization in age-related macular degeneration in the fellow eye have been reported only rarely. We report a case of a 75-year-old male with such involvement who presented with the acute onset of a shower of floaters in the right eye 9 months after argon laser photocoagulation of juxtafoveal choroidal neovascularization in his left eye. The peripheral hemorrhagic detachment resolved within one month.
Received October 24, 1984; revision received December 5, 1984.
* Optometrist, Member of Faculty, F.A.A.O.
Leo P. Semes
School of Optometry/The Medical Center
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama 35294
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