oa South African Medical Journal - Retrolental fibroplasias : report of two South African cases and a brief review of the literature



Two cases of bilateral retrolental fibroplasia are presented. The condition occurs in extremely premature infants, in whom it is an important cause of blindness. The main features are a vascular membrane behind the lens of both eyes, a shallow anterior chamber, remains of the anterior pupillary membrane and a searching nystagmus. The theories of the aetiology of the disease are discussed briefly.


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