Retinitis Pigmentosa Complicated by Vitreous Hemorrhage in a Young Patient: A Case Report

In Young Chung, Hyoun Do Huh, Seong Jae Kim, Yong Seop Han, Seong Wook Seo, Jong Moon Park
2013 Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society  
Purpose: To report a case of a young male patient with retinitis pigmentosa (RP) accompanied by vitritis and neovascularization of the optic disk in both eyes who underwent unilateral vitrectomy for the treatment of vitreous hemorrhage in the right eye. Case summary: An 8-year-old boy visited our clinic with a complaint of night blindness. Both eyes showed inflammatory cells in the anterior vitreous and neovascularization of the optic disk confirmed by fluorescein angiography. Extensive
more » ... hemorrhage developed in his right eye and he underwent unilateral vitrectomy. His final visual acuity was 0.6 in both eyes. Conclusions: Vitreous hemorrhage may be related to chronic inflammation in the vitreous and is a very rare RP complication. Vitrectomy can be an effective treatment option for RP complicated by vitreous hemorrhage.
doi:10.3341/jkos.2013.54.8.1293 fatcat:olubaupddrg6dkz26i5episeqe