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Abstract

This is a case report of a spontaneous retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) rip in a 64-year-old woman who presented with progressive, painless, blurring of vision in her right eye for 2 weeks. Her vision was 6/60 in the right eye and 6/6 in the left eye. On fundoscopy, there was a large depigmented area over the right posterior pole. A large area of RPE rip involving the fovea was revealed via optical coherence tomography and angiogram. Spontaneous RPE rip is a rare manifestation. However, when the fovea is involved the visual prognosis is poor. This article aims to highlight the vital role of multimodal imaging in aiding the diagnosis of RPE rips or tears.

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