Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment: A brief overview
Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) is one of the major causes of blindness worldwide. It is caused by single or multiple breaks in the retina and is defined by the separation of the neurosensory retina from the retinal pigment epithelium (1). Treatment for these cases is time sensitive with many studies advising for treatment within 24 hours to improve visual outcomes, thus early recognition and management of these cases is important particularly in cases involving the macula. This article will discuss the clinical features associated with rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, its underlying pathogenesis as well as the steps taken in managing patients with this condition.