Outcomes of Retinal Detachment Repair after Posterior Open Globe Injury.


PURPOSE To report outcomes of retinal detachment (RD) repair following posterior open globe injury. METHODS This retrospective, consecutive case series examined patients who underwent RD repair following Zone II and/or III open globe injury repair between January 1, 2007 and October 31, 2013. Patients with <3 months of follow-up since their last vitreoretinal surgery, and those who underwent pars plana vitrectomy (e.g., for intraocular foreign body) during their initial open globe injury repair were excluded. RESULTS Of 30 patients who met inclusion criteria, reattachment of the retina was achieved in 25 (83%) during the first vitreoretinal surgical procedure and 5 (17%) were deemed inoperable intraoperatively. Ten patients (30%) developed recurrent RD, and 8 underwent additional surgery. At last follow-up, reattachment was observed in 4 of these 8. The overall rate of final reattachment was 63% (19 patients). The mean number of surgeries for RD was 1.5 (range, 1-3). Fifteen patients (50%) achieved final visual acuity of counting fingers or better. Mean follow-up from the last vitreoretinal surgery was 23 months (range, 3-52). CONCLUSION Although RD following posterior open globe injury confers a grave prognosis, successful anatomic reattachment of the retina was achieved in the majority of patients in this series, with half achieving ambulatory vision.

DOI: 10.1097/IAE.0000000000000772

5 Figures and Tables

Cite this paper

@article{Reed2016OutcomesOR, title={Outcomes of Retinal Detachment Repair after Posterior Open Globe Injury.}, author={David C Reed and Alexander T Juhn and Nadim Rayess and Jason Hsu and Allen T.A. Chiang}, journal={Retina}, year={2016}, volume={36 4}, pages={758-63} }