Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment

Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, represents a separation of the neurosensory retina from the underlying retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) stemming from a break in the retinal tissue. Clinical symptoms may include dilated, poorly responsive pupil(s), vitreous degeneration, herniation, and/or hemorrhage visual deficits and/or blindness. Funduscopically retinal tears and/or folds may visualized, however accurate visualization is frequently challenging. Symptoms may be unilateral or bilateral. Frequently affected breeds include the Shi Tzu, Bichon Frise’, Italian Greyhound, Yorkshire Terrier, Jack Russell Terrier & Labrador Retriever.