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Long-term stability of laser-demarcated macula-sparing rhegmatogenous retinal detachments

Authors Lin J, Sridhar J, Flynn HW Jr

Received 6 February 2019

Accepted for publication 4 April 2019

Published 19 June 2019 Volume 2019:13 Pages 1039—1041


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser

James Lin, Jayanth Sridhar, Harry W Flynn Jr

Department of Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA

Abstract: In a subset of patients presenting with rhegmatogenous retinal detachments, demarcation-laser photocoagulation is associated with long-term stability. Three patients with subclinical macula-sparing rhegmatogenous retinal detachments were treated with laser demarcation and had no progression over a follow-up of 3–10 years. One case had spontaneous resolution of retinal detachment after laser demarcation. Rather than observation or surgery, this alternative management strategy can be considered in some patients.

Keywords: demarcation-laser photocoagulation, asymptomatic retinal detachment

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