Long-term stability of laser-demarcated macula-sparing rhegmatogenous retinal detachments

James Lin, Jayanth Sridhar, Harry W. Flynn

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Abstract

In a subset of patients presenting with rhegmatogenous retinal detachments, demarcation-laser photocoagulation is associated with long-term stability. Three patients with subclinical macula-sparing rhegmatogenous retinal detachments were treated with laser demarcation and had no progression over a follow-up of 3–10 years. One case had spontaneous resolution of retinal detachment after laser demarcation. Rather than observation or surgery, this alternative management strategy can be considered in some patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1039-1041
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Ophthalmology
Volume13
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Asymptomatic retinal detachment
  • Demarcation-laser photocoagulation

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  • Ophthalmology

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Long-term stability of laser-demarcated macula-sparing rhegmatogenous retinal detachments. / Lin, James; Sridhar, Jayanth; Flynn, Harry W.

In: Clinical Ophthalmology, Vol. 13, 01.01.2019, p. 1039-1041.

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