To the Editor.
—To our knowledge, we report herein the first case of a successful reattachment and improvement in vision in a 12-year-old patient who had bilateral total retinal detachments since birth, secondary to the retinopathy of prematurity. Closed vitrectomy for infants between the ages of 5 months and 2 years,1 vitreous surgery for young adults with retinopathy of prematurity who had developed localized traction detachments,2 and scleral buckling for young adults with late sequelae of the disease have been reported.3
Report of a Case.
—A 12-year-old girl examined at the Kentucky Lions Eye Research Institute Pediatrics Clinic, Louisville, at the age of 8 months, had totally detached retinas bilaterally. Preoperative evaluation at the age of 12 years revealed the vision in both eyes to be light perception. Entopic phenomenon was negative bilaterally. Bilateral horizontal nystagmus was present. The intraocular pressure was 11 mm Hg OD and
Radtke ND, Moorhead L, Binegar GN, Cook Y. Retinopathy of Prematurity. Arch Ophthalmol. 1985;103(11):1627-1630. doi:10.1001/archopht.1985.01050110021004