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Retina: detachment

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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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Treatment

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Prognosis

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Verhulst D, Barnett K C & Mayhew I G (2001) Equine motor neuron disease and retinal degeneration. Equine Vet Educ (2), 84-87.
  • Rebhun W C (1992) Retinal and optic nerve diseasesVet Clin North Am Equine Pract (3), 587-608 PubMed.

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