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Sung Who Park, Ik Soo Byon, Ji Eun E Lee; Different results between young and old age in scleral buckling for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment.. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2014;55(13):1083.
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To assess the difference of results of buckle surgery between young and old age.
The medical records of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment(RRD), treated with scleral buckling in Pusan national university hospital from Jan 2011 to Dec 2012, were reviewed retrospectively. The cases with preserved the fovea or history of intraocular surgery including cataract were excluded. The eyes were classified into group "O" over 36-year-old, group "Y" under 35-year old. Reattachment, macular complication and sustained subretinal fluid(SSF) were compared between two groups.
Sixty five and 63 eyes were included in each group. There were significant differences of reattachement rate between 78.46% in group O and 92.1% in group Y(p=0.030). Macular complication occurred in 4 cases of only group O (p=0.119). SSF at 3 months was 50.0% in group Y more than 25.0% in group O(p=0.017).
In scleral buckling for RRD, it was more difficult to reattach the retina in old age and SSF was common in young age. The age seems to be a important prognostic factor that influences the results of scleral buckling.
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