|Year : 1980 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 43
Idiopathic cilio-choroidal detachment (a case report)
Department of A.M. U. Institute of Ophthalmology, J. N. Medical College, Aligarh, India
Department of A.M. U. Institute of Ophthalmology, J. N. Medical College, Aligarh
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|How to cite this article:|
Shukla M. Idiopathic cilio-choroidal detachment (a case report). Indian J Ophthalmol 1980;28:43
Idiopathic or spontaneous cilio-choroidal detachment has been described in the literature as detachment of anterior part of choroid and ciliary body without any obvious cause. The largest number of cases i.e. seventeen have been reported by Schepens and Brockhurst.
| Case report|| |
A male aged 45 years reported in the out door of Institute of Ophthalmology with the sole complaint of chronic progressive diminution of vision, L.E. for last two years. On examination, the visual acuity was found to be 6/6 J1 in R.E. and 2/60 in LE. The anterior segment of left eye was normal. On direct Ophthalmoscopy. a temporal choroidal detachment was seen. The indentation indirect Ophthalmoscopic examination revealed an alround annular choroidal detachment in the periphery with lobular extension in the temporal central retina without any associated retinal detachment [Figure - 1]. There was no evidence of any exudative or vascular pathology in the fundus. There was no history of trauma or intra-ocular surgical procedure in the left eye.
| Discussion|| |
Schepens and Brockhurst have reported bilaterality of such detachment in 76.47 % of cases. It is generally believed that such detachments spontaneously resolve and surgical procedures of sclerotomy and diathermy puncture and encircling by polythene tube have yielded unsatisfactory results.
| Summary|| |
An interesting case of unilateral idiopathic cilio-choroidal detachment is presented.
| References|| |
Bernard, A. 1963, Bull. Soc. Oph. Fr., Suppl.
Hertz, K. 1954, Acta Ophth. (Kbh.) Suppl. 41.
Schepens, C.L. Brockhurst, R.J.; 1963, Arch. Ophthalmol. 70 : 189
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