retinal detachment

12 Dec

KEY POINTS:

–can be traumatic or non-traumatic
–often present with ‘floaters’ in one eye, peripheral visual field defect
–can lead to loss of vision

–need optho consultation, dilated eye exam, may need retinopexy (something I can’t do in the ED)

OCULAR ULTRASOUND:
–high-frequency linear (7.5-10 MHz) transducer
–retinal detachment: a prominent, continuous linear density rising from the fundus

Reference(s): uptodate.com: retinal tear and detachment, ACEP Focus on ocular ultrasound for retinal detachment (picture also)

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