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Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment: Details of Examination

  • Anthony H. Chignell
  • David Wong

Abstract

Pre-operative examination enables:
  • Assessment of the need for any pre-surgical treatment.

  • Consideration of the differential diagnosis of RRD.

  • A decision to be made about the choice of surgical procedures and the need or not for prophylactic treatment.

  • Informed discussion with the patient (and/ or relatives).

The initial examination is that of the anterior segment and is conducted at the slit-lamp. This is followed by examination of the posterior segment by indirect ophthalmoscopy with scleral depression. This in turn is followed by a further visit to the slit-lamp for contact and non-contact lens examination.

Keywords

Retinal Detachment Macular Hole Vitreous Haemorrhage Central Vision Vitreous Cavity 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anthony H. Chignell
    • 1
  • David Wong
    • 2
  1. 1.St Thomas’ HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.St Paul’s Eye UnitRoyal Liverpool University HospitalLiverpoolUK

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