Vitreous & Retina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retina / Choroid Disorders
Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment
Retinal Detachment

  • Usually classified into :
    • Rhegmatogenous detachment
    • Tractional detachment
    • Exudative detachment
  • Symptoms:
    • Blurry or various degree of decreased visual acuity
    • Visual field loss
    • Photopsia (subjective visualization of flashing lights)
  • Some conditions or pathologies that may predispose to retinal detachments are: trauma, cataract extraction, ora bays, meridional folds, cystic retinal tufts, lattice degeneration and retinoschisis.
  • Risk factors:
    • Myopic eyes
    • Family history of retinal detachment
    • Vitreoretinal syndrome such as Stickler's syndrome
    • Aphakia

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