2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
12 Retina and Vitreous
Part II: Disorders of the Retina and Vitreous
Chapter 16: Retinal Detachment and Predisposing Lesions
Prophylactic Treatment of Retinal Breaks
Fellow Eye in Patients With Retinal Detachment
In patients with retinal detachment, the fellow-eye risk of detachment is approximately 10% for phakic retinal detachment and as high as 20%–36% for aphakic or pseudophakic detachment. Prophylactic treatment of flap tears and lattice degeneration is often recommended.
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.