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Content about Retinal detachment

Vol. 7 No. 2 : 2017 - Noor Aniah A et al.

Retinal detachment is one of the common complications of pathological myopia due to presence of retinal break. However, retinal break commonly occurs in the peripheral retina. This case report illustrates the rare incidence of retinal break adjacent to the optic disc, highlights the possible causes of poor visual outcome following surgical repair as well as the possible measures to treat the complications.

Vol. 7 No. 2 : 2017 - Muhammad Najmi K et al.

Pneumatic retinopexy is known as one of the treatment options for a specific type of retinal detachment. It is done in an office setting and may be the most cost-effective means of retinal reattachment surgery. Location and size of the retinal break remain as the major criteria for a successful outcome. We describe a case that fulfilled all except one major criteria for pneumatic retinopexy and underwent multiple procedures but failed. Fluctuation in the resolution of the retinal detachment such as in this particular case suggested possibility of early treatment failure.