Vitrectomy for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment with choroidal detachment in 18 cases

Xiao Chen, Zhong Qiu Jin

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• Aim: To investigate the method and effect of vitrectomy surgery in treating rhegmatogenous retinal detachment complicated by choroidal detachment. • Methods: A total of 18 cases (18 eyes) with rhegmatogenous retinal detachment combined with choroidal detachment underwent vitrectomy surgery. Visual acuity, retinal reattachment and complications were observed during the follow-up of 2-6mo (mean 3.3mo) after the surgery. • Results: Retina was reattached in 13 eyes (72%) and their visual acuity was improved in different degrees. In the other 5 eyes in which retina was not reattached, 3 eyes were repaired after the second surgery and the eyeballs of the other 2 eyes atrophied. The main complications included uveitis, vitreous hemorrhages and intraocular tension. • Conclusion: Most eyes of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment associated with choroidal detachment can be repaired by vitrectomy surgery in time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)357-359
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2005


  • Choroidal detachment
  • Retinal detachment
  • Vitrectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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