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April 1968

Retinal Dialyses and Retinal Detachment

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Emory University School of Medicine and Emory University Clinic, Atlanta.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1968;79(4):376-388. doi:10.1001/archopht.1968.03850040378005

The data from 131 eyes operated upon by one of us (W.S.H.) for retinal detachment due to dialysis in a consecutive series of 1,352 eyes operated for retinal detachment were analyzed. Dialyses were found to be a common cause (10%) of all retinal detachment and are the most common cause (50%) of retinal detachments in children and young adults. Retinal detachment due to dialyses have very specific clinical characteristics, and they tend to behave in a predictable manner. These characteristics have been analyzed and emphasized.

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