On the prophylactic treatment in retinal detachment

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Within a period of three years, 152 eyes in 149 patients underwent prophylactic treatment for retinal lesions. The elements are considered that would move the surgeon to propose to the patient a prophylactic treatment. No complications were found in any of the eyes that were treated, however a retinal detachment occurred in two eyes, 6 to 8 months after treatment. Retinal lesions treated by prophylactic means are compared with those found in 500 eyes operated for retinal detachment during the same period. The results of this study leads to the conclusion that a real risk of retinal detachment is more dangerous than the possible consequences of prophylactic treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-355
Number of pages7
JournalKlinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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