Retinal Detachment
 - Posterior vitreous shrinks with ...
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Retinal Detachment
 - Posterior vitreous shrinks with advancing age (aka synchysis senilis), pulling on the retina.  
 - Pulling can cause tears in the retina (10-15% of the time) (Hollands 2009)
 - Tear allows liquefied vitreous leaks in, causing the retina to separate from the retinal pigment epithelium (33-46% of the time) (Hollands 2009)


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Dr. Gerald Diaz
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