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JAMA Ophthalmology Clinical Challenge
March 4, 2021

Retinal Detachment in a 40-Year-Old Man With Sturge-Weber Syndrome

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  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Boston
JAMA Ophthalmol. Published online March 4, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.4665

A 40-year-old man with refractory glaucoma was referred for decreased vision in the right eye after an aqueous shunting surgical procedure 3 weeks prior. The surgical procedure was a 2-staged Baerveldt implantation after which he developed fluctuating but progressive visual decline. The patient’s ocular history was significant for Sturge-Weber syndrome with bilateral cutaneous port-wine stains, secondary glaucoma in the right eye, and an irregular globe with a white cataract and chronic retinal detachment (RD) in the left eye.

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