Self-induced bilateral retinal detachments and traumatic cataracts in a patient with bohring-opitz syndrome

Madeline Hanes, Effie Z. Rahman, Robert W. Wong, C. Armitage Harper

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Abstract

A 9-year-old female with a history of Bohring-Opitz syndrome (BOS), Down syndrome, and autism initially presented with bilateral cataracts and a total retinal detachment in her left eye secondary to chronic self-injurious behavior. The authors report the first case of self-induced retinal detachment and traumatic cataracts in a patient with BOS. For patients who present with self-injurious behavior, the authors advocate for behavioral modifications at home, including the use of “no-no’s,” supplemental medication if necessary, and behavioral therapy to reduce the risk of self-induced visual injury. The authors also suggest the use of 25-gauge vitrectomy with silicone oil for retinal detachment repair. Finally, given the high risk of irreversible vision loss from amblyopia and recurrent retinal detachments in children with BOS and self-injurious behavior, the authors recommend regular 2-month interval ophthalmic follow-up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)400-402
Number of pages3
JournalOphthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging Retina
Volume52
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2021
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

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