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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 62  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 513-515

Bilateral foveal retinoschisis accompanying unilateral peripheral retinoschisis


1 Department of Ophthalmology, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
2 Dr. Behçet Uz Children's Hospital, Izmir, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Nilufer Kocak
Department of Ophthalmology, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Inciralti, Balçova 35340, Izmir
Turkey
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.100005

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X-linked juvenile retinoschisis is a rare hereditary retinal disease characterized by a tangential splitting of the neurosensory retina which may cause early-onset visual impairment. Existence of the retinal neurosensory layer splitting on cross-sectional images of optical coherance tomography (OCT) and the absence of leakage on fluorescein angiography (FA) help confirming the diagnosis. Such diagnostic tests are also helpful in determining the management of the disease. However, most of the retinoschisis cavities remain stable and rarely extend to the posterior pole, many authors suggest laser prophylaxis to avoid the potential risk of retinal detachment due to holes in the outer retinal layer. Herein, we report a case with bilateral foveal retinoschisis accompanying unilateral peripheral retinoschisis who was evaluated with detailed ophthalmologic examination. Visual acuity, fundoscopy, OCT, and FA remained stable in the second year of follow-up after prophylactic argon laser treatment.


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