Retinal Detachment

Statistics and Associations

  • Separation of retina from underlying tissues
  • Risk factors: lattice, nearsightedness, PVD, vitreous hemorrhage, retinal breaks (holes/tears), trauma
  • 30% association with lattice degeneration


  • Surgical intervention
  • If macula is attached, emergent treatment is indicated (within 24 hours)
  • If macula is detached, urgent treatment is indicated (within 48 hours)