Persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous: roto-extraction and other surgical experience

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977 Feb;95(2):240-3. doi: 10.1001/archopht.1977.04450020041007.


We discuss nine cases of persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous seen recently, including mode of presentation, management and postsurgical follow-up. Emphasis is placed on early operative intervention in order to preserve the globe, as well as to prevent irremedial stimulus deprivation amblyopia. The advantages of roto-extraction in the surgical approach to this entity are considered, and the difficulties of postoperative visual rehabilitation are also discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Contact Lenses
  • Eye Abnormalities*
  • Eye Neoplasms / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hyperplasia
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Methods
  • Retinoblastoma / surgery
  • Visual Acuity
  • Vitreous Body / pathology
  • Vitreous Body / surgery*