Clinical Practice Today Quick Case: Blurry Vision in a Young Patient

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
By Catherine Lewis | Duke Health


This case originally appeared in Duke Heath's Clinical Practice Today monthly ophthlalmology newsletter.

After presenting with blurry vision and reporting the presence of dark spots in her vision, an 8-year-old girl was diagnosed with bilateral retinal detachment and referred to the Duke Pediatric Retina and Optic Nerve Center at the Duke Eye Center (Figure 1). She had a family history of retinal detachment, and her father had type 1 Stickler syndrome.

FIGURE 1 to the right. (A) Fundus photography of right eye indicating prominent vitreous veils and retinal detachment. (B) Optical coherence tomography shows subretinal fluid extending into macula.

Question: What steps needed to be taken for this patient in addition to repairing her retinal detachments?

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