2014-23: Is there a difference in medication use between patients who develop PVR and patients that do not?
The mean age of patients with a retinal detachment is well over 50 years of age. Although the use of systemic drugs in this patient group is not uncommon, the possible influence of such drugs on the eye is frequently dismissed. Nevertheless, these drugs could possibly have either a negative or a positive (protective) effect. Drugs that possibly have a protective or inductive effect on the development of proliferative vitreoretinopathy in patients undergoing surgery for a retinal detachment will be identified.