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November 1979

Subretinal Fibrosis in Retinal Detachment

Author Affiliations

From the Retina Service, Department of Ophthalmology, University of California Medical Center, San Francisco.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1979;97(11):2128-2129. doi:10.1001/archopht.1979.01020020446006

• In a series of 629 consecutive retinal detachments, 20 (3%) eyes had preoperative subretinal fibrosis without preretinal fibrosis. The incidence varied in a linear fashion with the duration of the detachment, varying from 0.8% in cases less than one month old to 22% in cases estimated to be more than two years old. Nineteen of the 20 detachments were anatomically cured by scleral buckling.

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