The Incidence of Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment in The Netherlands

Objective: To estimate the incidence and characteristics of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) in The Netherlands in 2009. Design: Retrospective, observational case series. Participants: All patients with RRD in the Dutch population in 2009. Methods: By reviewing surgical logs, cases of primary RRD repair in 2009 were identified. Exclusion criteria included RRD before 2009 and exudative, tractional, or traumatic retinal detachments. Patient demographics, date of surgery, and lens status were documented. Incidence of RRD and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated based on the Poisson distribution. Age distribution, male-to-female ratio, and (Read more...)

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