Age Related Macular Degeneration - Submacular Clot
You should look at the Normal Retina photo first for comparison. Sometimes the abnormal blood vessels which grow under the retina in wet macular degeneration bleed so much that they obscure any view of the vessels. In such a case, the retina surgeon may bathe the clot in tissue plasminogen activator, a "clot busting" drug. Then an air bubble placed inside the eye is used to displace the liquefied blood downward, out of the way, so that the blood vessel can be seen. You should now view the photo Age Related Macular Degeneration - Submacular Clot After Displacement to see the "After" photo corresponding to the "Before" photo shown here.