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What Is the Optimal Timing for Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment Repair?

Charles C. Wykoff, MD, PhD1; Harry W. Flynn Jr, MD2; Ingrid U. Scott, MD, MPH3
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1Retina Consultants of Houston, Houston, Texas
2Department of Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
3Departments of Ophthalmology and Public Health Sciences, Penn State Hershey Eye Center, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2013;131(11):1399-1400. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2013.4505.
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Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) is a common ocular disorder that occurs in approximately 1 of 170 eyes over a lifetime, often indicating urgent surgical intervention. Rhegmatogenous retinal detachments can be divided into fovea-sparing and fovea-involving detachments. In some cases, this distinction can be challenging and in these instances, central visual function, symptoms, and ocular coherence tomography (OCT) are helpful indicators of foveal status.

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