Multiple subretinal fluid blebs after successful retinal detachment surgery: Incidence, risk factors, and presumed pathophysiology – Accepted Manuscript

Abstract: Purpose: To investigate the incidence and the clinical factors associated with the occurrence of multiple subretinal fluid (SRF) blebs after successful rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RD) repair.Design: Retrospective, observational case seriesMethods: We retrospectively investigated the medical records of 185 eyes of 184 patients who had undergone successful RD surgery either vitrectomy or scleral buckling. Each patient had undergone spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) combined with infrared reflectance (IR) imaging every 3 months postoperatively. We carefully examined postoperative SD-OCT and fundus IR images, in an effort to identify any SRF blebs present.Results: Multiple (≥3) SRF blebs were observed in 40 (Read more...)

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