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Special Types of Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment

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This chapter introduces several special types of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment; namely, retinal detachments with dialyses of the ora serrata, retinal detachment with giant retinal tear, retinal detachments with severe proliferative vitreoretinopathy, retinal detachment with choroidal detachment, congenital coloboma of the choroid with retinal detachment, retinal detachment with Marfan syndrome, and retinal detachment after vitreoretinal surgery. Particulars of the etiology, differential diagnosis, and surgery of each type are outlined.

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Ma, K., Zhou, N., Wei, W. (2018). Special Types of Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment. In: Wei, W. (eds) Atlas of Retinal Detachment. Springer, Singapore.

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