International Ophthalmology

, Volume 39, Issue 9, pp 2089–2095 | Cite as

The impact of duration on the recurrence of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment: optimal cutoff value

  • Mehmet Murat UzelEmail author
  • Mehmet Citirik
  • Çağrı İlhan
  • Kemal Tekin
Original Paper



To assess the impact of symptom duration on the recurrence of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) and to determine the threshold symptom duration for recurrence.

Patient and methods

In this non-comparative, observational case series, a retrospective evaluation was made of the records of patients with RRD at baseline and during the postoperative follow-up period, in respect of postoperative anatomic outcome, prognostic factors for recurrent retinal detachment and the cutoff value of symptom duration.


Recurrent retinal detachment was detected in 33 (17.8%) of 185 patients following primary retinal detachment surgery. The surgery type in phakic patients and preoperative symptom duration had a significantly high odds ratio for evidence of surgical failure. According to the ROC analysis, the threshold preoperative symptom duration was 20.5 days.


Our results showed that early reattachment surgery is necessary to lower the risk of retinal redetachment. The threshold at which RRD recurrence significantly increases is 20.5 days.


Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment Recurrent retinal detachment Prognostic factors Symptom duration ROC analysis 


Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors have no conflict of interests to declare. The authors alone are responsible for the content and writing of the paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SB Afyonkarahisar State HospitalMerkez, AfyonkarahisarTurkey
  2. 2.Ankara Ulucanlar Eye Education and Research HospitalUniversity of Health ScienceAnkaraTurkey
  3. 3.Hatay State HospitalHatayTurkey
  4. 4.Van Erciş State HospitalVanTurkey

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