Subclinical Retinal Detachment
The term subclinical retinal detachment is used in various ways. Although it may refer to an asymptomatic retinal detachment, it usually describes a detachment in which subretinal fluid extends more than 1 disc diameter from the break but not more than 2 disc diameters posterior to the equator. Because approximately 30% of such detachments progress, treatment is often recommended. Treatment is advised especially for symptomatic patients or cases involving traction on the break. A demarcation line suggests a lower risk; however, progression may occur through the demarcation line.
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 10 - Glaucoma. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.