I routinely treat patients with rhegmatogenous and complex retinal detachments. The success rate of retinal reattachment varies from approximately 60-90% depending on the anatomical features of the presenting detachment. I am able to definitively speak to complications that occur during retinal detachment repair including suprachoroidal hemorrhages, recurrent detachment, and proliferative vitreoretinopathy. Depending on the configuration of the retinal detachment, there are guidelines to how quickly a repair should be done, and it seems like the delay experienced here was a critical factor in the patient’s vision loss. I am a faculty member at a major university medical center which has a highly competitive ophthalmology residency and vitreoretinal surgery fellowship. I am involved in resident/fellowship training in the clinic and operating room on a daily basis. I am a fellowship trained, board certified vitreoretinal surgeon and have performing retinal detachment repairs for the past 6 years. My surgical approach utilizes state-of-the art sutureless 25-gauge vitrectomy surgery which is often combined with scleral buckling depending on the retinal configuration. With these techniques, I have successfully repaired first time detachment, recurrent detachment, and complex detachments due to proliferative vitreoretinopathy and diabetic retinopathy. I also teach residents and fellows techniques in vitreoretinal surgery through hands-on experience in the operating room and through lectures. Lastly, I am an NIH funded physician-scientist specializing in vitreoretinal biology and disease and have a full-time laboratory investigating molecular mechanisms of cells death in the retina.