Retinal detachment detected in a routine eye exam.

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David is a 45 year old male who came in for routine eye exam. He had no visual complaints and had laser refractive surgery 4 years previous. Uncorrected vision remains 20/20 and no correction was suggested.

Dilated retinal exam including digital scanning ophthalmonoscopy found a retinal detachment in the mid periphery of the right eye. He was immediately referred to a retinal specialist who completed successful surgery that afternoon.

Not all retinal detachments come with the classic signs of floaters, flashed and veiling of vision. The retina has no pain fibres, so many detachments are asymptomatic.

David will have to continue seeing an optometrist and possibly an Ophthalmologist for routine exams to screen for other eye conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy as he ages.

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