PTSD and Ocular Insult: PTSD After Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment

  • Anat AbudyEmail author
  • Ido Didi Fabian
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PTSD has been diagnosed not only after traumatic insults but also after medical stressors, among them ocular insults. In this chapter the key points that both match and differ between medical stressors and traumatic stressors are described. Then, a description of PTSD after retinal detachment can be found, including prevalence, general risk factors, ocular risk factor, and other mental insults that can be caused by retinal detachment.


Posttraumatic stress disorder Retinal detachment Ocular insult Medical stressors Eye insult 



Activity of daily living


Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale


Diagnostic and statistical manual


Et cetera


Generalized anxiety disorder


Human immunodeficiency virus


Myocardial infarction


Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview


National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire


Post-traumatic stress disorder


Quality of life


Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment


Visual analogue scales


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry ASheba Medical CenterTel HashomerIsrael
  2. 2.Goldschleger Eye InstituteSheba Medical CenterTel HashomerIsrael

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