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Retinal Detachment SmartyPANCE
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What is retinal detachment?
Separation of the light-sensitive membrane in the back of the eye (retina) from its supporting layers leading to vision loss
What is the most common manifestation of a posterior vitreous detachment?
The most common manifestation of a posterior vitreous detachment is the presence of floaters in the visual field. Patient may also report a curtain or dark cloud lowering over the eye
What is a risk factor for the development of retinal detachment
Myopia (nearsightedness) is a risk factor for the development of retinal detachment
Is retinal detachment usually unilateral or bilateral?
Retinal detachment is usually unilateral
What is the preferred treatment for retinal detachment?
Have the patient stay supine (lying face upward) with the head turned towards the side of the detached retina. Pneumatic retinopexy is a procedure for the management of retinal detachment that involves cryoretinopexy followed by injection of an air bubble in the vitreous
How is retinal detachment visualized on fundoscopy?
Retinal detachment is visualized on fundoscopy as crinkling of retinal tissue and changes in vessel direction
Retinal detachment usually presents with defects in the what part of the visual field?
Retinal detachment usually presents with defects in the peripheral visual field
Permanent damage may occur if the detachment is not repaired in what amount of time?
Permanent damage may occur if the detachment is not repaired within 24-72 hours
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