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Taiwan J Ophthalmol. 2018 Oct-Dec;8(4):222-236. doi: 10.4103/tjo.tjo_104_18.

Retinal detachments in the pediatric population.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, National Healthcare Group, Singapore.
Department of Ophthalmology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


In this review, we present a concise summary of the more commonly seen types of retinal detachments (RDs) that one can encounter in pediatric patients. A spectrum of diseases from rhegmatogenous RD in Stickler syndrome, Marfan syndrome, and choroidal coloboma to exudative RD in Coats disease, to tractional RD in persistent fetal vasculature, and combined RDs in familial exudative vitreoretinopathy are described with the management pearls for each.


Pediatric; retinal detachment; scleral buckling; vitrectomy; vitreoretinal surgery

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The authors declare that there are no conflicts of interests of this paper.

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