The Retina Reference

White Without Pressure

White without pressure is not a disease, but rather a finding on fundus examination. It indicates an area of the peripheral retina that has a white sheen with a sharply demarcated border, which indicates a vitreoretinal interface effect. This can be seen without the examination technique called scleral depression. When such a change is noted with scleral depression, but not without, then it is called "white with pressure". Neither white with or without pressure has a negative connotation with respect to visual prognosis.