Retinal detachment occurs when the neurosensory layer of the retina separates from the underlying retinal pigment epithelium.
Three distinct classifications of retinal detachments:
Flashes of light
Sudden loss of vision
Progressive peripheral visual field defect
May be asymptomatic
Visual acuity and visual field testing:
May be de...
Urgent ophthalmologic consultation
A retina specialist ultimately will need to care for the patient if retinal detachment is present.
Pneumatic retinopexy leads to successful retinal attachment 70–80% of the time after one procedure 8[A]:
In cases of failure, treat with scleral buckle placement and/or vitre...
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Concern for retinal tear or detachment should prompt urgent ophthalmology consultation.
Although trauma is an uncommon etiology, protective eyewear may help to prevent traumatic causes ...
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