What are the racial predilections of exudative retinal detachment?

Updated: Jul 27, 2020
  • Author: Lihteh Wu, MD; Chief Editor: Inci Irak Dersu, MD, MPH  more...
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Racial predilection depends on the underlying cause, to include the following:

  • Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome appears to be more common in Asians and Hispanics than in Whites.
  • Choroidal melanoma is more common in Whites than in other races.
  • Exudative age-related macular degeneration is more common in Whites than in other races.
  • In patients with ocular inflammatory disease, Blacks had a higher incidence and prevalence of exudative retinal detachment. [2]

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