Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment: Details of Examination
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.
KeywordsRetinal Detachment Macular Hole Vitreous Haemorrhage Central Vision Vitreous Cavity
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