Prognosis of primary rhegmatogenous retinal detachments. 1. Associations between clinical detachment characteristics, subretinal fluid butyrylcholinesterase and visual outcome following scleral buckling procedures.

Kaufman Lab // Publications // Sep 01 1975

PubMed ID: 1242287

Author(s): Kaufman PL. Prognosis of primary rhegmatogenous retinal detachments. 1. Associations between clinical detachment characteristics, subretinal fluid butyrylcholinesterase and visual outcome following scleral buckling procedures. Acta Ophthalmol (Copenh). 1975 Sep;53(4):660-71. PMID 1242287

Journal: Acta Ophthalmologica, Volume 53, Issue 4, Sep 1975

Thirty-five patients with primary rhegmatogenous retinal detachments were followed for at least 6 months after scleral buckling procedures with subretinal fluid (SRF) drainage, in order to define factors influencing anatomic and visual outcome. Thirty-two cases were surgically reattached; three were not. Among the reattached cases, final visual acuity was poorer in patients with: older age; longer standing, more extensive detachments; detachment of the macula (with or without the development of a visible macular lesion); macular lesions; and higher SRF butyrylcholinesterase activity. These factors were themselves interrelated. Follow-up duration was only weakly related to final acuity, probably because of the long post-surgical follow-up. Phakic/aphakic status bore little relationship to final acuity. The type or timing relative to drainage of inflammation producing treatment was not related to final acuity.