Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

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Bilateral Exudative Retinal Detachment in a Child With Orbital Pseudotumor

M. Dey, FRCOphth; D. Situnayake, FRCP; S. Sgouros, MD, FRCS(SN); P. Stavrou, FRCSEd

  • Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. 2007;44(3):183-186
  • Posted May 1, 2007

Abstract

ABSTRACT

We describe a 15-year-old girl who presented with bilateral exudative retinal detachment, a previously unreported complication, due to orbital pseudotumor. She initially responded to steroids, but subsequently became steroid dependent. Azathioprine was effective in controlling further relapses during follow-up of 22 months.

J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 2007;44:183-186.

AUTHORS

Drs. Dey and Stavrou are from Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre; Dr. Situnayake is from the Department of Rheumatology, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trusts; and Dr. Sgouros is from the Department of Neurosurgery, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Originally submitted May 18, 2005.

Accepted for publication July 28, 2005.

Address correspondence to P. Stavrou, FRCSEd, Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trusts, Dudley Road, Birmingham B18 7QH, United Kingdom.

Abstract

ABSTRACT

We describe a 15-year-old girl who presented with bilateral exudative retinal detachment, a previously unreported complication, due to orbital pseudotumor. She initially responded to steroids, but subsequently became steroid dependent. Azathioprine was effective in controlling further relapses during follow-up of 22 months.

J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 2007;44:183-186.

AUTHORS

Drs. Dey and Stavrou are from Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre; Dr. Situnayake is from the Department of Rheumatology, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trusts; and Dr. Sgouros is from the Department of Neurosurgery, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Originally submitted May 18, 2005.

Accepted for publication July 28, 2005.

Address correspondence to P. Stavrou, FRCSEd, Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trusts, Dudley Road, Birmingham B18 7QH, United Kingdom.

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