Retinal Detachment | Vitrectomy | Patient Testimonials | Tijuana, Baja California Mexico
Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment affects 1 in every 10,000 people each year, and both eyes can be affected in about 10% of cases. Retinal detachment is characterized by the presence of a peripheral retinal rupture that is kept open by the traction of the internal gel of the eye, which allows for the accumulation of fluid under the retina and the subsequent retinal detachment More than 40% of all retinal detachments occur in patients with myopia. The risk is inversely proportional to the prescription, meaning that patients with higher myopia have a greater risk of retinal detachment. Before a retinal detachment, these patients may present with lesions such as tears or holes in the retina that can only be diagnosed during a consultation with a specialist.