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Rhegmatogenous retinal detachments in pediatric vitreoretinopathies in Saudi Arabia

Authors Khan A

Received 15 February 2016

Accepted for publication 16 February 2016

Published 15 April 2016 Volume 2016:10 Pages 663—664


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser

Arif O Khan

Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
I congratulate the authors on their retrospective study of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment in patients (mostly children) diagnosed with Stickler syndrome in Saudi Arabia1. However, I would like to point out that this work would more appropriately be considered a retrospective study of vitreoretinopathies in general rather than of Stickler syndrome specifically because a percentage of cases were likely recessive vitreoretinopathies. In my experience, children in Saudi Arabia with pediatric retinal detachment and high myopia are often labeled as having Stickler syndrome while in fact recessive vitreoretinopathies such as Knobloch syndrome2 or LRPAP1-related high myopia3 comprise a significant percentage of cases. 
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