Long-term surgical outcomes of retinal detachment associated with acute retinal necrosis

Laura J. Kopplin, Akshay S. Thomas, Stephanie Cramer, Yu Hyon Kim, Steven Yeh, Andreas K. Lauer, Christina J. Flaxel

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To determine the long-term visual and surgical outcomes of patients with acute retinal necrosis (ARN) associated retinal detachment (RD). PATIENTS AND METHODS: The authors conducted a single-center, retrospective chart review from 2001 to 2012 of 32 eyes from 27 patients diagnosed with ARN. The authors assessed the rates and risk factors for recurrent RD in eyes having undergone primary RD repair for ARN-related RD. RESULTS: Fifteen eyes (46.9%) developed RD and 13 underwent surgical repair. Recurrent RD developed in six eyes (46.2%), occurring 35 days to 10 months after primary retinal surgery. There was no difference in the rate of recurrent RD between eyes treated with or without intravitreal foscarnet (P = .48) or initial scleral buckle (P = .31). Six eyes (46.2%) developed severe vision loss, with a final Snellen visual acuity of less than 20/200. CONCLUSION: Recurrent RD after primary repair is a frequent complication of ARN. Overall, visual prognosis is guarded despite surgical intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)660-664
Number of pages5
JournalOphthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging Retina
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology


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