This patient has a thickened retina. Why?

Tip #208


Here there is significant thickening of the retina. There are numerous areas of significant cystic lesions in the inner retina. The retina is detached from the underlying RPE. This patient has both intraretinal fluid and subretinal fluid.

A complete examination revealed an elevated pigmented mass which was consistent with a melanoma.

In this tip's accompanying 12 min. video, we'll review:

  • The differential diagnosis of CME
  • The cause of subretinal fluid
  • Why it is important to do a peripheral examine in a CME patient
Tip #208 Analysis


In a patient with SRF, peripheral examination is necessary.

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