Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment: incidence, risk factors, postoperative recovery & vision related quality of life

Mathijs van de Put

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    The incidence of RRD surgery in our population is highly dependent on demographic characteristics such as age and male gender. In addition, previous cataract extraction may be a risk factor for acquiring RRD. We expect the RRD incidence in Western populations (like our own) to increase because of an increase in the proportion of persons of advanced age (i.e. population aging), who therefore are at an increased risk for the development of RRD. Macular detachment at presentation is frequently observed, and this may negatively affect postoperative visual recovery.
    We found that both a longer duration and a larger height of the macular detachment negatively affect postoperative recovery of visual function in macula-off RRD patients. Further, the prevalence of postoperative metamorphopsia was high in macula-off RRD patients. However, in patients with postoperative metamorphopsia, the degree of metamorphopsia was relatively low. Postoperative metamorphopsia in macula-off RRD patients was not significantly associated with postoperative vision related quality of life. In contrast, a worse postoperative visual function (i.e postoperative BCVA, contrast acuity and post-operative CCI) after macula-off RRD was associated with a lower vision related quality of life.
    Translated title of the contributionRhegmatogene ablatio retinae: Incidentie, risicofactoren, postoperatief herstel & visuele functie gerelateerde kwaliteit van leven
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Groningen
    • Hooymans, Johanna, Supervisor
    • Los, Leonie, Co-supervisor
    Award date10-Dec-2014
    Place of Publication[S.l.]
    Print ISBNs978-90-367-7361-4
    Electronic ISBNs978-90-367-7360-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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