This is a common case for indirect ophthalmoscopy using a 20D.

There is a dome-shaped, smoothly elevated transparent lesion in the peripheral retina. Most commonly seen in the upper temporal quadrant. There are holes on the lesions.

Other signs:

  • examine the opposite eyes for similar lesion
  • look at the patient's glasses as 70% of them are hypermetropic.


1. How does retinoschisis develop?


2. What are the types of retinoschisis?


3. How can retinoschisis be differentiated from retinal detachment?

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