Osseous metaplasia in a preretinal membrane

John I. Loeweustein, R. Nick Hogan, Frederick A. Jakobiec

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A highly myopic patient had surgery for retinal detachment in both eyes. After 3 procedures, the left eye developed phthisis bulbi. After multiple procedures, the right eye underwent a vitrectomy for proliferative vitreoretinopathy. A plaque of preretinal tissue was removed. We found bone on pathologic examination. The retina remains attached, and visual acuity is 20/200. Ultrasonography showed additional evidence of calcification of both eyes, presumably metaplastic bone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-119
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Ophthalmology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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