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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 209-211

Serous retinal detachment resolution following trabeculectomy in a patient with Sturge–Weber syndrome

1 Department of Ophthalmology, Suel Abujamra Institute, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
2 Department of Ophthalmology, ABC Ophthalmology Foundation, Santo André, SP, Brazil
3 Specialized Ophthalmological Center, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
4 Department of Ophthalmology, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Correspondence Address:
Gabriel Castilho Barbosa
Department of Vitreous and Retina, Suel Abujamra Institute, Tamandare Street, Number 655, Apartment 106, São Paulo
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/joco.joco_176_20

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Purpose: To report a case of Sturge–Weber syndrome (SWS) complicated with uncontrolled glaucoma and serous retinal detachment (SRD) in the left eye that evolved with complete resolution after trabeculectomy. Methods: We report the case of a 10-year-old boy with SWS complicated with uncontrolled glaucoma and SRD in the left eye. In primary evaluation, he presented with a left-sided nevus flammeus affecting upper eyelid and best corrected visual acuity of 20/50 on the affected eye. Fundus examination revealed glaucomatous optic nerve neuropathy and diffuse choroidal hemangioma with overlying SRD, which were confirmed with spectral domain optical coherence tomography. Right eye was unremarkable. Results: The patient underwent trabeculectomy with mitomycin-C on the affected eye. Two weeks later, he presented with normalization of the intraocular pressure and substantial resolution of subretinal fluid (SRF), which improved to complete resolution of the SRD at 2 months of follow-up. In addition, there was an improvement of visual acuity from 20/50 to 20/40. Conclusion: This is the first report to describe a case of SWS associated with SRD and resolution of SRF after trabeculectomy.

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