Retinal Detachment Surgery at Nepal Eye Hospital

  • O K Malla Department of Ophthalmology, Kathmandu Medical College, Sinamangal, Kathmandu
  • S Shrestha Department of Ophthalmology, Kathmandu Medical College, Sinamangal, Kathmandu
  • S P Shrestha Department of Ophthalmology, Kathmandu Medical College, Sinamangal, Kathmandu
  • R N Byanju Department of Ophthalmology, Kathmandu Medical College, Sinamangal, Kathmandu
  • D B Karki Department of Ophthalmology, Kathmandu Medical College, Sinamangal, Kathmandu

Abstract

Introduction:Retinal diseases are one of the important causes of blindness in Nepal. This study is
done with objectives of fi nding the outcome of retinal detachment surgery.
Methods:A retrospective analysis of 110 patients who underwent retinal detachment surgery over
fi ve year period was conducted in Nepal.
Results:Retinal re-attachment was achieved in 94.4 % and postoperative visual acuity of 6/36 to 6/6
was achieved in 52.7% (As possible risk factors, myopia was present in 34.5% ophkia in 29%, trauma
in 9%, and lattice) degeneration was 5.4%.
Conclusions:The study has shown a promising result for the retinal detachment surgery.
Key Words: retinal break, retinal detachment, scleral buckling, vitrectomy

Published
2009-04-01
How to Cite
Malla, O. K., Shrestha, S., Shrestha, S. P., Byanju, R. N., & Karki, D. B. (2009). Retinal Detachment Surgery at Nepal Eye Hospital. Journal of Nepal Medical Association, 48(174), 107-10. https://doi.org/10.31729/jnma.223
Section
Original Article