Recurrence after surgery for retinal detachment in eyes with familial exudative vitreoretinopathy Yuka Shimizu 1 , Akira Okubo 1 , Yoshiko Okubo 1 , Hiroyuki Shimizu 1 1Dept of Ophthalmol, Jichi Med Sch pp.39-43
Published Date 1992/1/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410900986
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We reviewed a consecutive series of 503 eyes in 488 patients operated by us for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment during a 32-month period end-ing August 1989. There were 145 patients under the age of 40 years in the series, of which 64 patients, 73 eyes, were associated with lattice hole and 26 patients, 28 eyes, with familial exudative vitreo-retinopathy. The age of onset was younger in thelatter. Postoperative recurrence was more frequent in the latter at 5 eyes, 18%, than in the former at 3 eyes, 4% (p<0.01). The recurrence in all the 5 eyes with familial exudative vitreoretinopathy was due to newly developed retinal breaks in the peripheral avascular retina. We advocate wide episcleral buckling and encircling procedure which would cover all the avascular areas in the peripheral retina.

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