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Article: Flashes, floaters, and retinal detachment

TitleFlashes, floaters, and retinal detachment
Authors
KeywordsCar driving
Differential diagnosis
Early diagnosis
Ophthalmology
Patient referral
Issue Date2004
PublisherHong Kong College of Family Physicians. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkcfp.org.hk/
Citation
Hong Kong Practitioner, 2004, v. 26 n. 10, p. 436-439 How to Cite?
AbstractPatients presenting to the family physician and ophthalmologist often have complaints of flashes and floaters. These symptoms may be benign or they may be associated with serious conditions such as a retinal tear or retinal detachment. Recognizing the importance of these symptoms would allow prompt referral to the ophthalmologist for a detailed ocular examination. Today, more than 95% of retinal detachments can be successfully treated, although more than one procedure may be required. Prevention or early diagnosis is important because the rate of successful repair is higher and the visual results are better if the retinal detachment spares the macula, the part of the retina responsible for fine, central vision. Through successful treatment, patients will be able to enjoy a better quality of life and maintain their abilities to read, work, drive, and care for themselves.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/143605
ISSN
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.101
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dc.subjectDifferential diagnosis-
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dc.subjectOphthalmology-
dc.subjectPatient referral-
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