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Vol. 23 - Num. 92

Clinical Reviews

Retinal detachment: the importance of visual acuity screening

Carmen Goez Sanza, M.ª Luisa Vega Gutiérrezb, Salvador Pastor Idoatec

aMIR-Pediatría. Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valladolid. Valladolid. España.
bPediatra. CS Pilarica. Área Este. Valladolid. España.
cServicio de Oftalmología. Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valladolid. Instituto de Oftalmobiología Aplicada (IOBA). Universidad de Valladolid. Valladolid. España.

Correspondence: C Goez. E-mail:

Reference of this article: Goez Sanz C, Vega Gutiérrez ML, Pastor Idoate S. Retinal detachment: the importance of visual acuity screening. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2021;23:421-3.

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The retinal detachment is an infrequent pathology in pediatrics and presents differences with the cases that occur in adulthood. It predominates in school-age boys. The most frequent subtype is rhegmatogenous and the main cause is trauma, without forgetting other causes such as syndromic and non-accidental injuries. The approach to this pathology is surgical, although the anatomical success of the surgery does not imply a good functional result. We present the case of a child in whom a significant unilateral decrease in visual acuity was detected in a scheduled consultation.


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