Case Report
Volume 16 Issue 6 - 2020
Persistent Hypotony Following Repair of Traumatic 360 Degree Giant Retinal Tear
Salim Zafar Asaad*
Burjeel Hospital, Sharjah, UAE
*Corresponding Author: Salim Zafar Asaad, Burjeel Hospital, Sharjah, UAE.
Received: April 13, 2020; Published: May 15, 2020


Background: About 13 - 30% of Giant Retinal Tears (GRT) are associated with trauma which may also have damaged the mechanisms maintaining Intra Ocular Pressure (IOP).

Case Presentation: A 27 year old woman presented with visual loss in her left eye following blunt injury. Upon initiation of surgical repair it was discovered that there was a 360 degree GRT. The retina was successfully reattached. Visual acuity improved to 20/200. The retina remained attached throughout the 4 years follow-up. However, the eye always remained hypotonic and had to be kept filled with silicon oil.

Conclusion: This case report demonstrates that eyes with traumatic GRTs may have persistent hypotony despite successful repair of retinal detachment.

Keywords: Giant Retinal Tear; Retinal Detachment; Trauma; Hypotony


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Citation: Salim Zafar Asaad. “Persistent Hypotony Following Repair of Traumatic 360 Degree Giant Retinal Tear”. EC Microbiology 11.6 (2020): 27-28.

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