Retinal detachment repair with perfluoro-N-octane endotamponade in an infant with juvenile X-linked retinoschisis

Homer Chiang, Emmanuel Chang, C. Armitage Harper

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Abstract

Purpose: We present a case of successful surgical management of an infant with X-linked retinoschisis with a giant retinal tear and retinal detachment of the right eye. Observations: A 10-month-old male presented with retinoschisis of both eyes and a retinal detachment of the right eye. The patient underwent two-stage pars plana vitrectomy utilizing perfluoro-N-octane to stabilize the detached retina and facilitate posterior hyaloid separation. Retained perfluoro-N-octane tamponade was later exchanged with silicone oil. The retina remained attached at last follow up. Conclusions and Importance: Retinal detachment repair in infants presents unique challenges. This is a safe and effective strategy for complex retinal detachment repair in the infant population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100975
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
Volume20
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Perfluoro-N-Octane
  • Retinal detachment
  • Vitrectomy
  • X-linked retinoschisis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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