Scleromalacia after retinal detachment surgery

M. Chechelnitsky, Mark J Mannis, T. G. Chu

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Abstract

PURPOSE/METHODS: A 34-year-old man developed severe scleral thinning with imminent prolapse after conventional retinal detachment repair, including pars plana vitrectomy, endolaser photocoagulation, and perfluoropropane injection. Cadaveric dura mater was used to repair the scleral defect. RESULTS/CONCLUSION: The cause of scleromalacia in this case remains to be determined. Commercially prepared cadaveric dura mater can be successfully used as a tectonic graft for the treatment of scleral thinning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)803-804
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume119
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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