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April 1978

Bilateral Retinal Detachment Following Cytomegalovirus Retinitis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md. Dr Broughton is now with the USN Regional Medical Center, Japan.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1978;96(4):618-619. doi:10.1001/archopht.1978.03910050314003

• Bilateral retinal detachments developed in a renal allograft patient several months after the onset of cytomegalovirus retinitis. Laser photocoagulation was used to limit the posterior extent of one detachment until the detachment was surgically repaired. The thinned, atrophic retina that results from the necrotizing retinitis makes localization of retinal holes difficult and, in this case, contributed to the initial impression that these detachments were nonrhegmatogenous in origin.

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