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Differentiating Retinal Detachment, Pigment Epithelial Detachment & Retinoschisis

Retinoschisis: Splitting within the retina

There are 2 types of retinoschisis:

  • Congenital: Affects mostly boys and young men. It is known as juvenile, X-linked retinoschisis.
  • Acquired or Degenerative: The most common form, occurs as a result of aging and is most commonly found inferotemporal.

Retinal Detachment: Separation of the neurosensory retina from the RPE

Rhegmatogenous RD is the most common and is secondary to aging and improper vitreous detachment. The median age of onset is 55 y/o.

Pigment Epithelial Detachment: Separation of the RPE from Bruchs membrane

PEDs are categorized based on their content: drusenoid, serous, vascularized, or mixed components.


Stephane Fitoussi
Stéphane Fitoussi, OD is originally from Paris, France and earned his Bachelor of Optometry in Israel. He achieved his Doctorate of Optometry at Nova Southeastern University in Florida and his residency in Ocular disease at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami. He is the creator and manager of Interesting Retinal Cases where retinal content is posted through interesting educational images and real-life cases.

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