Ophthalmology Series: Case 2

ANSWERS IN REPLY BOX BELOW

A 43 year-old male presents with a four day history of floaters, flashing lights and then a dense, curtain-like field loss.
Slit lamp examination reveals:
Slit lamp photograph showing retinal detachment in Von Hippel-Lindau disease EDA08.JPG

Fundoscopy reveals:
Image result for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment fundoscopy

1. What is the most likely diagnosis in this patient ?
(Hint: inspect the fundoscopy result to delineate which type is present)

2. Outline the pathology seen in this type.

3. List all the possible risk factors for developing this condition ?

4. What are the treatment options in this patient ?

5. What is the major determining factor of the prognosis ?

 

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