Congenital myopia and retinal detachment

Trans Ophthalmol Soc U K (1962). 1980 Apr;100(Pt 1):69-71.


Retinal detachment is unusual in children and is often associated with other serious ocular abnormalities. In more than 25 children varying in age from 3 to 16 years in whom the common ocular complication was congenital myopia, associated features included facial abnormalities and other changes often associated with familial and inherited conditions. A very high incidence of giant retinal breaks was found and these were associated with considerable difficulty in treatment.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Myopia / complications
  • Myopia / congenital*
  • Nose / abnormalities
  • Retinal Detachment / complications*