rhegmatogenous retinal detachment


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rheg·ma·tog·e·nous ret·i·nal de·tach·ment

retinal separation associated with a break, a hole, or a tear in the sensory retina.

rhegmatogenous retinal detachment

a separation of the retina associated with a hole, break, or tear in the sensory layer of the retina. The detachment occurs secondary to the passage of vitreous fluid through the break.

rheg·ma·tog·e·nous ret·i·nal de·tach·ment

(reg'mă-toj'ĕ-nŭs ret'i-năl dĕ-tach'mĕnt)
An ocular insult or trauma in which a tear, hole, or rent appears in the retina that leaks fluid through the opening and thus dissects the retina from the underlying pigment epithelium.
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Additionally, Inspire has made a decision to discontinue enrollment as of April 2005 in its Phase 2 clinical trial for INS37217 Ophthalmic for the treatment of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment.
Royal College of Ophthalmologists (2005) Focus: Prophylaxis of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment.
Table 1 Comparison between the characteristics of retinoschisis and rhegmatogenous retinal detachment Retinoschisis Rhegmatogenous Retinal detachment Split within the neurosensory Neurosensory retina separates from RPE retina Smooth, shiny Rippled, irregular Stationary on eye movement Drifts or undulates with eye movements No flashes or floaters Flashes, floaters, cobwebs Bilateral usually Rarely bilateral simultaneously 7% of population >40 years 0.
Among the other serious complications of progressive myopia are vitreous syneresis and rhegmatogenous retinal detachment that results from peripheral tears.