Exudative Retinal Detachment Questions & Answers

Updated: Sep 20, 2018
  • Author: Lihteh Wu, MD; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is exudative retinal detachment?

What is the pathophysiology of exudative retinal detachment?

What is the prevalence of exudative retinal detachment in the US?

What is the morbidity associated with exudative retinal detachment?

What are the racial predilections of exudative retinal detachment?

What are the sexual predilections of exudative retinal detachment?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of exudative retinal detachment?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of exudative retinal detachment?

Which physical findings are characteristic of exudative retinal detachment?

What are the idiopathic causes of exudative retinal detachment?

What are the inflammatory causes of exudative retinal detachment?

What are the infectious causes of exudative retinal detachment?

What are the congenital causes of exudative retinal detachment?

Which tumors may cause exudative retinal detachment?

What are the renal causes of exudative retinal detachment?

What are the iatrogenic causes of exudative retinal detachment?

Which systemic disorders may cause exudative retinal detachment?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Exudative Retinal Detachment?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of exudative retinal detachment?

What is the role of imaging studies in the diagnosis of exudative retinal detachment?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of exudative retinal detachment?

Treatment

How is exudative retinal detachment treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of exudative retinal detachment?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with exudative retinal detachment?

Follow-up

When is inpatient care indicated in the treatment of exudative retinal detachment?

What are the possible complications of exudative retinal detachment?

What is the prognosis of exudative retinal detachment?