Retinal Detachment Questions & Answers

Updated: Jul 08, 2021
  • Author: Hemang K Pandya, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Bruce M Lo, MD, MBA, CPE, RDMS, FACEP, FAAEM, FACHE  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is retinal detachment?

What are the signs and symptoms of retinal detachment?

What is the focus of clinical history in the evaluation of retinal detachment?

What is included in the physical exam for suspected retinal detachment?

What causes retinal detachment?

What is the role of lab testing and imaging in the diagnosis of retinal detachment?

How is retinal detachment treated?

What is retinal detachment?

What is the anatomy relevant to retinal detachment?

What is the pathogenesis of retinal detachment?

Which conditions are associated with retinal detachment?

What is the prevalence of retinal detachment in the US?

What is the global prevalence of retinal detachment?

What is the morbidity associated with retinal detachment?

What is the racial predilection of retinal detachment?

What is the sexual predilection of retinal detachment?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of retinal detachment?

What is the prognosis of retinal detachment?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of retinal detachment?

What should be the focus of clinical history for retinal detachment?

What is included in the physical exam for retinal detachment?

What are complications of retinal detachment?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Retinal Detachment?

Workup

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

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of retinal detachment?

Treatment

What is included in the prehospital care of retinal detachment?

What is included in the emergency department (ED) care of retinal detachment?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with retinal detachment?

When is ophthalmologic referral indicated in the treatment of retinal detachment?

When is patient transfer indicated for the treatment of retinal detachment?