Laterality of Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment

Author(s): Carlos Sevillano, Eloy Viso, Santiago Moreira-Martínez, Alberto Parafita-Fernández, Marta Sampil, María José Blanco

Introduction: Retinal detachment (RD) is a potentially blinding disease. The epidemiological characteristics of this disorder could help to understand the factors influencing its incidence.

Purpose: To investigate the laterality of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) and the differences between right and left eyes. Methodology: All RRD cases in Pontevedra from 2008 to 2014 were retrospectively analyzed. The epidemiological characteristics of them were investigated.

Results: The right eye (P=0.035) was most frequently involved (55.5%) with more detached macules (P=0.016). No ocular differences were found between right and left eyes but ocular hypertension, being the left eye more affected (P=0.039).

Conclusions: The right eye is more and worse involved than the left eye. The solar radiation effect on the eye might be one important factor.

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