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Ophthalmic Images
June 13, 2019

Congenital Retinal Fold

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Radiology, Fondation Ophtalmologique A. Rothschild, Paris, France
  • 2Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Fondation Ophtalmologique A. Rothschild, Paris, France
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2019;137(6):e185252. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2018.5252

A 6-month-old boy presented with exotropic strabismus. Results of slitlamp examination with fundus examination of the left eye (Figure, A) showed peripheral retinopathy with a temporal retinal band extending from the optic disc to the peripheral retina, raising concern for retinal detachment.

Magnetic resonance imaging results (Figure, B) showed a sheetlike thickening with a peripheral base and a free edge. This finding was not consistent with retinal detachment or persistent fetal vasculature but was consistent with a congenital retinal fold.

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