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Conference Roundup
Retina

When should follow-up occur after initial PVD?

Posted on December 6, 2021

In this study, data from the IRIS Registry on 441,517 eyes was used to analyze delayed retinal breaking after initial posterior vitreous detachment (PVD).

Overall, 2.37% (10,454) of eyes had a retinal break after PVD occurring at a median time of 38 days after initial PVD. Time to delayed breaks was similar between retina providers and non-retina providers.

Eyes at higher risk of developing delayed breaks included those with:

-Vitreous hemorrhage

-Lattice degeneration

-Myopia

“Repeat examination should take place at least once within 6 weeks after initial PVD, and a higher index of suspicion is warranted in more at-risk eyes,” the authors concluded.

Reference
Vangipuram G, et al. Timing of Delayed Retinal Break in Patients Presenting With Acute Posterior Vitreous Detachment in the IRIS® Registry. Presented at: AAO 2021.

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