Rim Kahloun*, Salma Gargouri, Sofien Ben Amor, Nesrine Abroug, Salim Ben Yahia, Moncef Khairallah (Monastir, Tunisia)


To report the outcome of surgery for progressive symptomatic retinal detachment complicating degenerative retinoschisis.


Two patients with retinal detachment with outer-layer breaks complicating degenerative retinoschisis were repaired with scleral buckling for the first patient and vitrectomy with silicone oil tamponade for the second.

Effectiveness / Safety:

All of the 2 patients had complete anatomic repair of the retinoschisis-associated retinal detachment. The postoperative visual acuity was 20/40 for the first patient and 20/200 for the second patient.

Take home message:

Management of retinal detachment complicating degenerative retinoschisis is challenging. The surgical procedure depends mainly on the extent and location of breaks.