Risk of Pseudophakic Retinal Detachment in 202 226 Patients Using the Fellow Nonoperated Eye as Reference – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To study the risk of pseudophakic retinal detachment (PRD) after first-eye phacoemulsification cataract surgery in Denmark relative to the risk of retinal detachment (RD) in the patients' fellow nonoperated eyes.Design: Register-based cohort study.Participants: Dutch patients (n = 202 226).Methods: All patients underwent uncomplicated first-eye phacoemulsification cataract surgery from 2000 through 2010. Surgeries were identified via the National Patient Registry in Denmark and the Civil Registration Number. The fellow nonoperated eye was used as a reference.Main Outcome Measures: Rhegmatogenous RD.Results: We identified 110 RDs in the fellow nonoperated reference eyes. In these eyes, male sex and younger age were associated (Read more...)

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