Surgical management of retinoschisis

Carl D. Regillo, Peter H. Custis

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

12 Scopus citations


Most cases of X-linked juvenile retinoschisis and degenerative retinoschisis never require any type of surgical intervention. However, on rare occasions, associated problems such as retinal detachment come about and threaten the visual prognosis. Both conditions have in common the adherence of cortical vitreous to the inner layer of peripheral schisis cavities, which can make the secondary complications technically difficult to manage. Although good surgical results can often be obtained, it is not unusual to require relatively advanced vitreoretinal techniques to achieve long-term surgical success.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-86
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Opinion in Ophthalmology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


Dive into the research topics of 'Surgical management of retinoschisis'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this