OCT 05, 2023
Stickler Syndrome with 360° Giant Retinal Tear
Genetic Eye Diseases, Pediatric Ophth/Strabismus, Retina/Vitreous, Vitreoretinal Diseases
This video describes the surgical management of a rare 360-degree giant retinal tear in a 9-year-old boy with Stickler Syndrome who presented with total retinal detachment in his left eye despite prophylactic laser treatment on both eyes 6 years prior. After placing an encircling buckle, Dr. Peter Belin opens the funnel using perfluoro-n-octane (PFO) and then uses PFO as a “third hand” to stabilize the retina, induce a posterior vitreous detachment, and elevate the hyaloid. Two years postoperatively, both retinas remained attached, and the patient's vision improved from counting fingers to 20/80 with a contact lens.
Financial Disclosures: Dr. Peter Belin discloses a financial relationship with Oxular Limited (Consultant/Advisor).