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M.C. Sharma, P. Chan, R.U. Kim, W.E. Benson; Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment in the Fellow Pseudophakic Eyes of Patients with Pseudophakic Retinal Detachment . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2003;44(13):3007.
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Purpose: To determine the risk and clinical characteristics of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RD) in the fellow pseudophakic eyes of patients who present with pseudophakic retinal detachment (PPRD) in one eye. Methods: We conducted a computer-generated chart review to find ninety-six consecutive patients who presented with PPRD in one eye and were pseudophakic in the fellow eye. The clinical information was collected on all patients to investigate the risk and clinical characteristics of RD in the fellow eyes. Results: Ninety-six patients with PPRD in one eye were pseudophakic in the fellow eye. During a mean follow-up of 36 months, 17 (18%) fellow pseudophakic eyes developed retinal detachment. Twelve of 17 patients (75%) achieved 20/40 or better vision after repair of the retinal detachment in the fellow eyes. Conclusions: The pseudophakic fellow eyes of patients with PPRD have a significant risk of RD.
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