oa South African Medical Journal - Retrolental fibroplasias : report of two South African cases and a brief review of the literature
|Article Title||Retrolental fibroplasias : report of two South African cases and a brief review of the literature|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 *Transvaal Memorial Hospital for Children, Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Dec 1950|
|Pages||1089 - 1092|
|Keyword(s)||Blindness, Premature, Pseudo-glioma and Retrolental fibroplasia|
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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