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    What are risk factors for retinal detachment?

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    A/Prof Diane Webster

    Ophthalmologist (Eye Specialist)

    Dr Diane Webster is an ophthalmologist who attends the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. View Profile

    The risk factors for retinal detachment are:
    1. Ageing changes in the vitreous gel of the eye ( posterior vitreous detachment)
    2. Shortsightedness ( myopia)
    3. Following cataract surgery and lens implantation 
    4. Trauma
    More rarely congenital and heriditary/ familial conditions.

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    Have been in private practice for 40 years and specialise in assessing eye diseases and giving professional advice regarding these conditions. With the installation of … View Profile

    I agree withh Diane ,but bewae  catact surgery can lead to detachcment ,ask about the level   of your myopia and if your retina .has good macula function .Why get the surgery if the result is no better .due to macula dsease ??

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