Exudative Retinal Detachment Follow-up

Updated: Sep 20, 2018
  • Author: Lihteh Wu, MD; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Further Inpatient Care

Most ophthalmic care is rendered in an outpatient facility. For the most part, even surgical cases are treated in an ambulatory setting.

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Complications

See the list below:

  • Neovascular glaucoma

  • Phthisis bulbi

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Prognosis

Prognosis depends on the underlying condition.

In a series of 43 patients with Coats disease, 75% of treated patients had an improvement or stabilization of vision from baseline. Only 30% of untreated patients had a stable visual acuity. [15]

The long-term prognosis in optic pits is probably poor because of secondary cystoid macular changes. [16]

Idiopathic central serous chorioretinopathy is not as benign as previously thought. As many as 15% of patients may end up with a visual acuity of 20/200 or worse. [17]

Exudative retinal detachments secondary to preeclampsia or eclampsia usually resolve without sequelae.

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