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How many per cent of high myopes (-10 diopters and more) suffer retinal detachments?

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Dr. Ilan Cohen
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In brief: 1 in 20

The lifetime risk of retinal detachment in the general population is around 1 in 300.
The lifetime risk of retinal detachment in patients with myopia >6 diopters is 1 in 20 or 5%. I am not sure of the numbers for over 10 diopters of myopia.

In brief: 1 in 20

The lifetime risk of retinal detachment in the general population is around 1 in 300.
The lifetime risk of retinal detachment in patients with myopia >6 diopters is 1 in 20 or 5%. I am not sure of the numbers for over 10 diopters of myopia.
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