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Retinal Detachment - Demographic and Clinical Survey

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Verified May 2017 by Stefan Sacu, Medical University of Vienna
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Stefan Sacu, Medical University of Vienna Identifier:
First received: January 11, 2012
Last updated: May 23, 2017
Last verified: May 2017


Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment is an ophthalmic emergency that, without surgical repair, often leads to blindness. The incidence is about 1/10000/year. The leading causes are myopia and aging which cause retinal tears often resulting in retinal detachment. Patients commonly experience photopsia, floaters, and peripheral visual field loss.

Two different general surgical treatment options exist for retinal detachment; scleral buckling or vitrectomy. However, the precise indications for each approach have not been well established. Correct classification of the retinal detachment is important. The first step is to decide whether an intra- or extra-ocular surgical approach is more appropriate. Simple rhegmatogenous retinal detachments are usually treated extraocularly with scleral buckling surgery, whereas more complicated cases require intraocular primary pars plana vitrectomy and one or more of gas, silicone oil, laser therapy, or cryotherapy.

Study objectives:

The purpose of this study is to evaluate different surgical techniques for the treatment of retinal detachment. Data relating to retinal status before treatment, surgical treatment, post-operative anatomy and visual acuity, post-operative OCT, and intra- and post-operative complications will be collected.

Vitreous cytokines will also be analyzed to monitor intravitreal inflammation as a result of retinal detachment.

Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Other
Official Title: Long-term Anatomic and Funcional Succes After Surgery in Eyes With Retinal Detachment

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Further study details as provided by Stefan Sacu, Medical University of Vienna:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Vision [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
  • Aqueous cytokine Levels [ Time Frame: baseline ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • OCT [ Time Frame: baseline ]
  • Surgical Data [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
vitreous body samples and blood plasmsa for evaluation of cytocines levels.

Estimated Enrollment: 400
Study Start Date: October 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Retinal detachment group
400 patients patients, who received surgery due to retinal detachment exclusion: if patients had prior vitrectomy or scleral buckel if patients have no adequate follow-up


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
People will be selected from the surgery database of Ass.Prof.PD.Dr. Stefan Sacu and Prof. Dr. Michael Georgopoulos from the Medical University of Vienna.

Inclusion Criteria:

Patients who received surgery due to retinal detachment between January 2008 and Decemebr 2012.

Surgery was performed by either Ass.Prof.PD.Dr. Stefan Sacu or Prof.Dr. Michael Georgopoulos

Exclusion Criteria:

If patients had prior vitrectomy or scleral buckel. If patients had no adequate follow-up.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01845571

Insitute of Ophthalmology and Optometry, Medical University of Vienna Recruiting
Vienna, Austria, 1090
Contact: Stefan Sacu, Prof    40400 - 7970   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical University of Vienna
Principal Investigator: Stefan Sacu, Prof Medical University of Vienna
  More Information

Responsible Party: Stefan Sacu, Ass.Prof.PD.Dr., Medical University of Vienna Identifier: NCT01845571     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 13.12.2011
Study First Received: January 11, 2012
Last Updated: May 23, 2017

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dissociative Disorders
Retinal Detachment
Mental Disorders
Retinal Diseases
Eye Diseases processed this record on September 20, 2017