J Korean Ophthalmol Soc.  1996 Jul;37(7):1230-1235.

A Case of Treatment of a Retinal Detachment Associated with Choroidal Coloboma

  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, National Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Department of Ophthalmology, Collgeg of Medicine, Hallym University, Seoul, Korea.


Congenital coloboma which is characterized by an absence of a part of normal ocular tissues involving iris, lens, ciliary body, choroid, and optic nerve. And choroidal coloboma is a rare disease in which there are defects of a part or all parts of choroid and retinal pigment epithelium. Retinal detachment has been reported in 23-42% of the patients with choroidal coloboma, and when retinal breaks are within the area of coloboma, conventional scleral buckling technique has resulted in low rates of anatomic success. We report a case of choroidal coloboma combined by retinal detachment which was treated by pars, plana vitrectomy, fluid-gas exchange, and laser photocoagulation.


Coloboma; Retinal detachment; Retinal break; Vitrectomy
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