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  • Courtesy of Safiya Albrashdi, MD and Fatima Alalawi, MD (ophthalmology residents), Muhammad Irfan Khan FRCOphth (pediatric ophthalmology consultant).
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    Pediatric Ophth/Strabismus

    A 6-month-old was investigated for leukocoria; on examination under anesthesia he was found to have persistent fetal vasculature (PFV) with total retinal detachment. PFV is a common cause of leukocoria and results from failure of degeneration of hyaloid vessels and the tunica vascular lentils. It is a congenital condition that can lead to various complications such as cataracts, intraocular hemorrhages, and retinal detachments, such as in this case.