Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

OPHTHALMOLOGY PRACTICE
Year
: 2001  |  Volume : 49  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 199--202

Finding the retinal break in rhegmatogenous retinal detachment


Sandeep Saxena, Harvey Lincoff 
 Department of Ophthalmology, New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center, New York, U.S.A

Correspondence Address:
Harvey Lincoff
New York Presbyterian Hospital, 525 East 68[th] Street, Suite F-832, New York 10021, USA

The development of subretinal fluid is governed by a limited number of anatomical factors and gravity. As a result, rhegmatogenous retinal detachments form in a predictable manner around the retinal break of their origin. The shape of the detachments points to the position of the break. The purpose of this review is to describe the characterstic contours of subretinal fluid in rhegmatogenous retinal detachments, and to highlight some rules and methodology which can help in the detection of the retinal break in phakic, psuedophakic and recurrent retinal detachments.


How to cite this article:
Saxena S, Lincoff H. Finding the retinal break in rhegmatogenous retinal detachment.Indian J Ophthalmol 2001;49:199-202


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Saxena S, Lincoff H. Finding the retinal break in rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2001 [cited 2020 Aug 11 ];49:199-202
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