Tractional retinal detachment is a less common form of retinal detachment.


(1) absence of a retinal break or hole in most cases

(2) proliferative membrane on the retinal surface pulls on the neurosensory retina and separates it from the underlying retinal pigment epithelium (RPE).


Causes of tractional retinal detachment:

(1) proliferative diabetic retinopathy

(2) retinopathy of prematurity

(3) proliferative vitreoretinopathy

(4) proliferative sickle cell retinopathy

(5) ocular trauma

(6) retinal vein occlusion

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