Retinal Detachment

Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment 

Usually classified into :

  • Rhegmatogenous detachment
  • Tractional detachment
  • Exudative detachment


  • Blurry or various degree of decreased visual acuity
  • Visual field loss
  • Photopsia (subjective visualization of flashing lights)
  • Some conditions or pathologies that may predispose to retinal detachments are: trauma, cataract extraction, ora bays, meridional folds, cystic retinal tufts, lattice degeneration and retinoschisis.

Risk factors:

  • Myopic eyes
  • Family history of retinal detachment
  • Vitreoretinal syndrome such as Stickler's syndrome
  • Aphakia