Acute-onset floaters and flashes: is this patient at risk for retinal detachment?

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CONTEXT Acute onset of monocular floaters and/or flashes represents a common presentation to primary care physicians, and the most likely diagnosis is posterior vitreous detachment (PVD). A significant proportion of patients with acute PVD develop an associated retinal tear that can lead to retinal detachment and permanent vision loss if left untreated… (More)
DOI: 10.1001/jama.2009.1714

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@article{Hollands2009AcuteonsetFA, title={Acute-onset floaters and flashes: is this patient at risk for retinal detachment?}, author={Hussein Hollands and Davin R E Johnson and Anya C Brox and David R. P. Almeida and David L. Simel and Sanjay Sharma}, journal={JAMA}, year={2009}, volume={302 20}, pages={2243-9} }