Benchmarking Retinal Detachment
What does analysis of the last five years of the retinal detachment literature tell us about the priorities of the field and the major contributors to it?
Mark Hillen |
Retinal detachment has many causes, from trauma to pathological myopia to complications arising from cataract surgery. It affects between 0.6–1.8 people per 10,000 per year (1) – and about three in every thousand people will experience retinal detachment at one point in their life (2). Treatment options vary by the type and location of the detachment, but include cryopexy and laser photocoagulation, scleral buckling, pneumatic retinopexy and pars plana vitrectomy.
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