Journal of Ophthalmology

The Management of Retinal Detachment: Techniques and Perspectives 2018

Publishing date
01 Nov 2018
Submission deadline
06 Jul 2018

Lead Editor

1Tel Aviv Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel

2University of California, Davis, USA

3University of California, Davis, USA

The Management of Retinal Detachment: Techniques and Perspectives 2018


Retinal detachments are frequently encountered by ophthalmologists of all subspecialties and are managed by all vitreoretinal surgeons. Over the past century, the treatment of retinal detachment has been revolutionized, and it has evolved from an incurable untreatable condition leading to irreversible vision loss to a repairable occurrence after which visual recovery is possible. Retinal detachments can develop by several mechanisms (rhegmatogenous, tractional, exudative, or a combination of those) and have a multitude of presentations. As the understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms developed, so did the treatment options, from the first realization that thermal cautery around a retinal break will prevent retinal detachment, through the use of scleral buckles, to the cutting-edge technologies that enable small gauge vitrectomy and manipulation of the retina. As technology and repair techniques continued to evolve, a myriad of therapeutic options are now available for the management of retinal detachments.

As management of retinal detachment is typically surgical, large-scale randomized controlled studies are difficult to perform. Therefore, there is some controversy on the optimal treatment options for different types and presentations of retinal detachment. The purpose of this special issue is to serve as a platform for sharing current data and new innovations in the management of all types of retinal detachments. We invite investigators to submit original research articles and reviews to this special issue.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Etiology and epidemiology retinal detachments
  • Evolution of treatments for retinal detachment repair
  • Techniques of retinal detachment repair—comparative and/or descriptive studies on techniques such as pneumatic cryopexy, scleral buckling, vitrectomy, intraocular gases, and silicone oil
  • Surgical outcomes of retinal detachment repair
  • Prognostic factors related to retinal detachment repair outcomes
  • Techniques for repair of complicated retinal detachments
  • Surgical techniques and innovations in the treatment of retinal detachment
  • Imaging in retinal detachments
  • Association of retinal detachment with medications and/or systemic diseases
  • Vitreous substitutes
  • Management of tractional retinal detachment
  • Management of exudative retinal detachment
  • Management of traumatic retinal detachment
  • Pediatric and/or neonatal retinal detachments
  • Laser retinopexy or cryotherapy for prevention of retinal detachment
  • Complications of retinal detachment surgery
  • Prevention and management of proliferative vitreoretinopathy
  • Interesting cases


  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 8185619
  • - Editorial

The Management of Retinal Detachment: Techniques and Perspectives 2018

Elad Moisseiev | Anat Loewenstein | ... | Glenn Yiu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 3120960
  • - Clinical Study

A Propensity-Score Matching Comparison between 27-Gauge and 25-Gauge Vitrectomy Systems for the Repair of Primary Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment

Daniele Veritti | Valentina Sarao | Paolo Lanzetta
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9206418
  • - Research Article

Peak Occurrence of Retinal Detachment following Cataract Surgery: A Systematic Review and Pooled Analysis with Internal Validation

Rabea Kassem | Yoel Greenwald | ... | Amir Bukelman
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8606494
  • - Review Article

Complications Associated with the Use of Expandable Gases in Vitrectomy

Piotr Kanclerz | Andrzej Grzybowski
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6127932
  • - Clinical Study

Modified Vitrectomy Technique for Phakic Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment with Intermediate Break

Vincenza Bonfiglio | Mario D. Toro | ... | Michele Reibaldi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 7643174
  • - Research Article

Comparison of 25- and 27-Gauge Pars Plana Vitrectomy in Repairing Primary Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment

Keiko Otsuka | Hisanori Imai | ... | Makoto Nakamura
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