Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment in cicatricial stage of retinopathy of prematurity Kiho Kawabata 1 , Minoru Tanaka 1 , Yasuhiko Kobayashi 1 , Koutaro Shinohara 1 , Sui Kyo 1 1Dept of Ophthalmol, Juntendo Univ Urayasu Hosp pp.1164-1166
Published Date 1998/6/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410905942
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We observed rhegmatogenous retinal detachment in 6 cases with cicatricial stage of retinopathy of prematurity during the foregoing 17 years. All the cases were unilaterally affected. The ages ranged from 9 to 33 years, average 17 years. Two cases had been treated by cryo or photocoagulation during the active stage of retinopathy. The retinal break was frequently multiple and was located in the temporal periphery in all the eyes. Surgery was performed on all the eyes. Four eyes necessitated another surgery. Final reattachment was obtained in 3 eyes (50%) . The retinal break appeared to be associated with prior retinal coagulation in some eyes. We advocate longer follow up in cases of retinal detachment during the cicatricial stage of retinopathy because of possible anterior proliferative vitreoretinopathy or new formation of multiple retinal breaks.

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