Retinal detachment in a former premature

Case contributed by Dr Joseph Scheller


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

Patient Data

Age: 1 year
Gender: Female

Bilateral complete retinal detachment

Case Discussion

960 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 followup 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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Case information

rID: 58538
Published: 22nd Feb 2018
Last edited: 22nd Feb 2018
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