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Retina: detachment

Contributor(s): Graham Munroe

Introduction

  • The neurosensory retina (NSR) is closely related and attached by a glycosaminoglycan (GAG) intercellular matrix to the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE).
  • Detachment of the NSR from the RPE occurs through the intraretinal space with disruption of the matrix by:
    EitherImpaired synthesis.
    OrHydration of the matrix by choroidal derived transudates/exudates
    OrDissection of vitreous into this space.
  • Points adjacent to the optic disk and pars ciliaris retinae are particularly firmly attached and are rarely separated.

Pathogenesis

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Diagnosis

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Ancillary aids

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Treatment

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Prognosis

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers
  • Recent references fromPubMedpublished during the last 12 months.
  • Verhulst D, Barnett K C & Mayhew I G (2001)Equine motor neuron disease and retinal degeneration. Equine Vet Educ3(2), 84-87.
  • Rebhun W C (1992)Retinal and optic nerve diseasesVet Clin North Am Equine Pract8(3), 587-608PubMed.


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