A case of retinal detachment in colobomatous macrophthalmos with microcornea syndrome

Korean J Ophthalmol. 2009 Dec;23(4):312-4. doi: 10.3341/kjo.2009.23.4.312. Epub 2009 Dec 4.


We report a rare case of retinal detachment in colobomatous macrophthalmos with microcornea syndrome. A 25-year-old female who had suffered from poor vision in her left eye since early childhood and high myopia in her right eye (-11 D) visited our clinic because of a sudden deterioration of vision. Examination of the anterior segment showed microcornea with coloboma of the inferior pupil margin in the left iris. Fundus examination of the left eye revealed an inferior choroidal coloboma extending from the optic disc and macula. The patient also had total bullous retinal detachment. Pars plana vitrectomy with silicone oil tamponade was performed, and the retina was reattached. In the very rare condition of colobomatous macropthalmos with microcornea, retinal detachment may develop. Pars plana vitrectomy with additional silicone oil tamponade may be performed to treat this condition.

Keywords: Colobomatous macropthalmia; Microcornea; Retinal detachment.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Choroid / abnormalities*
  • Coloboma / complications*
  • Coloboma / diagnosis
  • Cornea / abnormalities*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Retinal Detachment / diagnosis
  • Retinal Detachment / etiology*
  • Retinal Detachment / surgery
  • Syndrome
  • Vitrectomy / methods