Retinal detachment in a former premature

Case contributed by Joseph Scheller
Diagnosis certain


A 900 gram twin infant with cleft palate and failure to thrive

Patient Data

Age: 1 year
Gender: Female

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Bilateral complete retinal detachment.

Case Discussion

900 gm twin born at 30 weeks with a history of retinopathy of prematurity. The child underwent photocoagulation at 1 month of age. At 4 months the retinopathy had resolved. The child was lost to follow-up and was seen at age 1 year for failure to thrive. Brain imaging and retinal exam confirmed complete retinal detachment bilaterally.

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