Rapid Review: Retinal Detachment

October 9, 2017

Retinal Detachment

  • Patient will be complaining of painless loss of visionfloatersflashing lights, curtain lowering sensation
  • PE will show retina appears hazy gray with white folds
  • Treatment is stat ophthalmology consult

Sample question:

A 67-year-old man presents to the emergency department complaining of vision changes for the last few hours. He describes a painless decrease in the vision in his left eye. This was preceded by an increase in floaters in his vision. Fundoscopic exam reveals a floating, gray “cloud.” What is the most likely diagnosis?

By Yehuda Wolf, MPA, PA-C

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