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

Volume 24, Issue 52
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



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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