Retinal Detachment After Cyclophotocoagulation in a Child with Knobloch Syndrome

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


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.

Keywords: Cyclophotocoagulation; Knobloch syndrome; glaucoma; retinal detachment.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Ciliary Body / surgery*
  • Electroretinography
  • Encephalocele / diagnosis
  • Encephalocele / surgery*
  • Filtering Surgery / adverse effects*
  • Filtering Surgery / methods
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Laser Coagulation / adverse effects*
  • Male
  • Retina / diagnostic imaging*
  • Retinal Degeneration / diagnosis
  • Retinal Degeneration / surgery*
  • Retinal Detachment / congenital*
  • Retinal Detachment / diagnosis
  • Retinal Detachment / etiology*
  • Retinal Detachment / surgery
  • Ultrasonography

Supplementary concepts

  • Knobloch syndrome