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October 1977

Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment in Infancy

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(10):1774-1776. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450100076005

• A 5-week-old male Infant had small stature, microphthalmia, bilateral rhegmatogenous retinal detachments, ventricular septal defect, and fundus lesions suggestive of previous chorioretinitis. Diagnostic workup failed to disclose a cause of the intraocular disorder. Bilateral retinal detachment surgery, performed when the boy was 2 and 3 months of age, has appeared successful 12 months postoperatively. This may be a description of the youngest patient with rhegmatogenous retinal detachments that were subsequently repaired.

(Arch Ophthalmol 95:1774-1776, 1977)