Ophthalmologist and Vitreo Retinal Surgeon in Dubai

IMH Case Of the Week – Traumatic Total Retinal Detachment with Cataract

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26 Jan 2024

Dr. Ghassan Altawil
Ophthalmologist and Vitreo Retinal Surgeon

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Reason for Admission

A 27-year-old individual hailing from India presented with blurred vision, a consequence of eye injuries sustained during an incident. Despite consulting with three previous doctors, the case posed a diagnostic challenge. Upon reaching Dr. Ghassan, a definitive diagnosis of traumatic total retinal detachment with cataract emerged.

Diagnosis |

Traumatic total retinal detachment with cataract.

Upon thorough examination, the patient’s condition revealed the presence of Dry Eye Syndrome affecting the bilateral lacrimal glands, coupled with a severe retinal detachment featuring a break in the right eye. The complexity of these coexisting issues posed a significant challenge for effective medical intervention.

In light of the diagnosis, the patient expressed unwavering confidence in the abilities and expertise of Dr. Ghassan Altawil. Recognizing the intricacies of the case, the patient entrusted Dr. Ghassan to navigate the complexities and provide the necessary medical care.

Surgical Procedure:

Acknowledging the gravity of the situation, Dr. Ghassan Altawil undertook a comprehensive surgical approach to address both the cataracts and the complete retinal detachment. The surgical procedure employed was a Pars Plana Vitrectomy, incorporating endolaser treatment for precise retinal repair. Additionally, a Gas (intraocular gas) injection was administered, complemented by phacoemulsification to remove the cataracts, along with the insertion of an Intraocular Lens (IOL). The entire procedure was conducted under general anesthesia to ensure patient comfort and optimal surgical conditions.

Post Surgery:

The patient is currently undergoing the recovery phase, with a meticulous plan for regular check-ups and assessments. This ongoing monitoring is pivotal for the comprehensive management of the patient’s ocular health, enabling timely interventions if necessary.


This case serves as a compelling illustration of successful medical intervention in the face of complex ocular conditions. Dr. Ghassan’s expertise played a pivotal role in navigating the challenges posed by traumatic total retinal detachment with cataract. As the patient progresses through the recovery phase, this success story stands as a testament to the positive outcomes achievable through the skilled care provided by experts in challenging ocular scenarios.

Dr. Ghassan Altawil
Ophthalmologist and Vitreo Retinal Surgeon