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Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol. 2018 Jul-Dec;25(3-4):161-162. doi: 10.4103/meajo.MEAJO_263_17.

Retinal Detachment After Cyclophotocoagulation in a Child with Knobloch Syndrome.

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Glaucoma Division, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Moorfields Eye Hospital Centre, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Glaucoma Division, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.


Knobloch syndrome (KS) is typically characterized by high myopia, vitreoretinal degeneration, retinal detachment, and macular abnormalities. We report a case of glaucoma in KS, which represents the fourth reported case and the first description of the retinal events after the glaucoma procedure. Retinal detachment followed standard cyclophotocoagulation procedure for glaucoma in a 2-month-old boy. Ophthalmologists should be aware of the possibility of retinal detachment from any ocular intervention in patients with KS.


Cyclophotocoagulation; Knobloch syndrome; glaucoma; retinal detachment

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