Retinal pigment epithelial rip during krypton red laser photocoagulation

Am J Ophthalmol. 1984 Dec 15;98(6):700-6. doi: 10.1016/0002-9394(84)90684-6.


In three patients (two women, 73 and 74 years old, and one man, 74 years old), a pigment epithelial rip occurred near the edge of a hypopigmented, partly organized choroidal neovascular membrane at the time of its treatment with krypton red photocoagulation. In all three cases, final visual acuity was 20/200.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Krypton
  • Lasers / adverse effects*
  • Light Coagulation / adverse effects*
  • Male
  • Pigment Epithelium of Eye / injuries*


  • Krypton