Retinal detachments and breaks


retinal detachment: An eye emergency condition which may lead to blindness if left untreated. It is characterized by the separation of the inner retina layers from the underlying pigment epithelium. Causes include trauma, advanced diabetes mellitus, high myopia, and choroid tumors. Symptoms include sudden appearance of floaters, sudden light flushes, and blurred vision.

Similar endpoints

List of similar endpoints to Retinal detachments and breaks based on the number of shared cases.

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Summary Statistics

Key figures

All Female Male
Number of individuals 8461 4146 4315
Unadjusted prevalence (%) 2.74 2.39 3.20
Mean age at first event (years) 60.96 59.72 62.14


Follow-up Absolute risk HR [95% CI] p N
1998–2019 0.02 1.48 [1.12, 1.95] 6.0e-3 806
15 years 0.01 0.96 [0.75, 1.22] 7.4e-1 406
5 years 0.00 2.00 [1.64, 2.44] 8.6e-12 267
1 year 0.00 2.44 [1.81, 3.29] 3.9e-9 63

Age distribution of first events

Year distribution of first events

Cumulative Incidence


Index endpoint: H7_RETINALDETACH – Retinal detachments and breaks
GWS hits: 1

Survival analyses between endpoints


before Retinal detachments and breaks
after Retinal detachments and breaks

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Drugs most likely to be purchased after Retinal detachments and breaks