Macular ring in a patient with Terson's syndrome

Alon Dean Sadeh, Moshe Lazar, Anat Loewenstein

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Purpose: To report on a pigmented finding in the macula that is unique to Terson's syndrome, and was previously described only once. Method: A 49-year-old man underwent vitrectomy for vitreous hemorrhage due to Terson's syndrome. During surgery the retina was exposed, and a pigmentation was noticed around the macula. Follow-up of the macular finding is presented. Results: At surgery a pigmented 'ring' encircling the macula was revealed. Two and six months later, the pigmented line was still noticed, and an epiretinal membrane appeared in the temporal macula. Conclusion: Terson's syndrome may be associated with a pigmented 'ring' encircling the macula, a finding that may be a result of a detachment of the internal limiting membrane (ILM). The epiretinal membrane that was later noticed, might also be related to the damage to the ILM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)599-600
Number of pages2
JournalActa Ophthalmologica Scandinavica
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Epiretinal membrane
  • Perimacular pigmentation
  • Terson's syndrome
  • Vitrectomy


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