Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment

  • Thomas H. Williamson


Strictly speaking, ‘retinal detachment’ is a misnomer. The term denotes separation of the neuroepithelium from the pigment epithelium (rather than detachment of the retina, which consists of the neuroepithelium and the RPE, from the choroid) and therefore implies re-establishment of the space between the original layers of the embryonic optic cup. The incidence is approximately 10/100,000 (Saidkasimova et al. 2009), and presentation is more common in affluent populations and possibly males. Black races are probably less affected than white (Day et al. 2010).


Retinal Detachment Macular Hole Subretinal Fluid Vitreous Cavity Posterior Vitreous Detachment 
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  • Thomas H. Williamson
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  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologySt. Thomas’ HospitalLondonUK

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