Recent Lasik and Retinal Detachment Medical Journal Articles...
Stickler syndrome. Epidemiology of retinal detachment.
Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol. 2015 Mar 24;
Authors: Vilaplana F, Muiños SJ, Nadal J, Elizalde J, Mojal S
OBJECTIVE: A review was performed on all patients with Stickler syndrome that had been treated in our Centre since it was diagnosed, in order to evaluate the risk of suffering a retinal detachment (RD).
METHODS: A total of 14 patients, diagnosed by clinical criteria, were included. The following variables were evaluated: age, gender, ocular background, follow-up, initial and final visual acuity (VA), optical prescription, prophylactic treatment, surgery and techniques performed. The risk age to suffer a RD, as well as cataracts, was determined by using the Kaplan-Meier survival curve analysis.
RESULTS: From a total of 5 men and 9 women, the median initial VA was 0.35, which was the same as the final VA. The median optical prescription was -9.5 D myopia. The median of follow-up was 7 years. Ocular background was 4 RD cases and 2 Lasik surgeries. The operations performed were 8 RD, 12 cataract, 2 glaucoma, 2 macular hole, and one endotropia. The median age of RD was 20 years and cataract 34 years. As regards surgical tecnique, 4 scleral buckle cases, and 4 scleral buckle+pars plana vitrectomy cases were formed. The prophylactic treatments performed were: one scleral buckle case, 4 endolaser photocoagulation, and one cryotherapy. Two of which presented with RD.
CONCLUSION: In the series presented, retinal detachment in Stickler syndrome mainly occurs in the second decade of life, with cataracts mainly developing in the fourth decade.
PMID: 25817961 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]