|Year : 2020 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 215
Devashish Dubey, Shorya Vardhan Azad
Department of Vitreo-Retina, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
|Date of Web Publication||19-Dec-2019|
Dr. Devashish Dubey
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110 029
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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Dubey D, Azad SV. X-linked retinoschisis. Indian J Ophthalmol 2020;68:215
A 36-year-old male presented with progressive diminution of vision in both eyes since childhood. On fundus examination, radiating striae with stellate cystoid changes at the macula giving the characteristic spoke-wheel appearance along with inferotemporal peripheral retinoschisis was present bilaterally [Figure 1]a and [Figure 1]b. Optical coherence tomography showed presence of intraretinal schitic cysts localized in the outer plexiform and inner nuclear layers [Figure 1]c and [Figure 1]d.
|Figure 1: Ultra-wide field fundus photograph showing radiating striae with cystoid changes at the macula giving the characteristic “spoke-wheel appearance” along with inferotemporal peripheral retinoschisis cavities (a and b). OCT Picture showing the presence of intraretinal hyporeflective spaces along with linear bridging columns, involving the outer plexiform layer and inner nuclear layer (c and d)|
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X-linked retinoschisis is characterized by formation of microcystic cavities and cell-to-cell adhesion loss leading to formation of schisis not only at the macula but also in peripheral retina. About 49% of cases also have peripheral retinal schisis.
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