Retinal detachment 7 years after prophylactic schisis cavity excision in juvenile X-linked retinoschisis

Lucia Sobrin, Audina M. Berrocal, Timothy G. Murray

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Abstract

A 7-year-old boy with X-linked juvenile retinoschisis developed a retinal detachment at the site of previous prophylactic excision of a schisis cavity. The patient underwent a scleral buckle procedure, pars plana vitrectomy, membrane peel, and silicone oil injection with successful reattachment. At last follow-up, the visual acuity was 20/400 and the retina was attached. Prophylactic excision of a schisis cavity may be complicated by retinal detachment several years after the surgery. Given the favorable natural history of schisis cavities in X-linked juvenile retinoschisis, the decision to perform prophylactic excision should be undertaken cautiously after full consideration of the potential complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)401-402
Number of pages2
JournalOphthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging
Volume34
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

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