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Exudative retinal detachment and posterior scleritis associated with massive scleral thickening and calcification treated by scleral decompression.
  1. R J Leitch,
  2. M A Bearn and
  3. P G Watson
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge.


    A 66-year-old man presented with massive bilateral scleral thickening and calcification associated with a unilateral exudative retinal detachment which did not respond to systemic anti-inflammatory agents including steroids and cyclophosphamide but improved with scleral resection. This patient shows the features of both posterior scleritis and the uveal effusion syndrome, providing further evidence for the role of a thickened sclera and interference with the trans-scleral flow of fluid in the formation of such an exudative retinal detachment.

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