- Rhegmatogenous retinal detachments (RRDs) often follow one or more retinal breaks such as a PVD-induced horseshoe tear.
- Risk factors for RRDs include aging, myopia, lattice degeneration and trauma.1
- Laser treatment of retinal breaks generally decreases, but does not eliminate, the risk of RRD.
- Sometimes a retinal detachment can be treated successfully with pneumatic retinopexy using one of various gases or even air.2
- In this week’s case, serial optomap® images document the progression of two horseshoe tears to a large vitreal hemorrhage to a bullous RRD and then the slow regression of a gas bubble used to treat the RRD.