Table 3

Duration and nature of presenting symptoms and the extent of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) in consecutive bilateral and unilateral RRD cases

Consecutive bilateral RRD (N=70)Unilateral RRD (N=1042)p-value*
Presenting symptoms
Floaters41 (58.6%)607 (53.8%)0.09
Mean (SD) duration in days12.1 (14.8)33.7 (77.8)<0.0001
Flashes17 (24.3%)267 (23.7%)0.4
Mean (SD) duration in days13.2 (16.4)28.4 (76.6)0.016
Peripheral visual defect39 (55.7%)791 (70.1%)0.5
Mean (SD) duration in days4.85 (4.29)17 (45.4)<0.0001
Loss of central vision17 (24.3%)468 (42.5%)0.04
Mean (SD) duration in days16.1 (42.9)14.4 (42.3)0.87
Macula on44 (62.8%)419 (40.2%)<0.0001
Macula bisected or off26 (37.1%)623 (59.7%)<0.0001
Mean (SD) clock hours of detachment4.88 (2.33)5.56 (2.48)0.025
Phakic41 (58.6%)820 (78.6%)0.001
Pseudophakic28 (40%)210 (20.1%)0.003
Aphakic1 (1.4%)12 (1.1%)0.8
  • * Comparison between the consecutive bilateral and unilateral groups.

  • This reflects the number of cases reporting each symptom. The majority of cases in both the consecutive bilateral group and unilateral group presented with more than one symptom (76% and 64%, respectively).