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Outcomes of weekend surgery for acute retinal detachment

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BLT collected, analysed, interpreted data and write up the manuscript. MAZ collected, analysed, interpreted data and revised manuscript. RJH and DHS analysed, interpreted data and revised manuscript critically with approval of the final version. VR Study Group revised manuscript with approval of the final version.

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Correspondence to Boon Lin Teh.

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Teh, B.L., Al-Zubaidy, M., Hillier, R.J. et al. Outcomes of weekend surgery for acute retinal detachment. Eye (2022).

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