September 2013

Management of Persistent Subretinal Fluid Following Retinal Detachment Repair

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

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JAMA Ophthalmol. 2013;131(9):1240-1244. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2013.2518

Persistent subretinal fluid (PSRF) affecting the macula may be a source of vision loss following repair of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD), regardless of the preoperative status of the macula or the type of surgery used to repair the detachment. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has been used to visualize PSRF following RRD repair, and the amount of PSRF often correlates with the postoperative visual acuity (VA).13 The management of PSRF following repair of RRD has typically been observation because PSRF often resolves.3 We report 3 different managements and outcomes of PSRF following RRD repair in 3 patients, with a focus on the use of OCT in the early postoperative period to guide management.

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