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

Advantages:

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

Methods:

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.