Combined retinal-retina pigment epithelial hamartoma presenting as a vitreous hemorrhage

David Kahn, Morton F. Goldberg, Norbert Jednock

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A 2-year-old healthy white boy had a vitreous hemorrhage in the left eye but no history or external signs of trauma. Computed tomographic and ultrasonographic examinations were not diagnostic. A pars plana vitrectomy performed when the patient was 2½ years old revealed a posterior pole lesion diagnosed clinically as a combined retinal-retina pigment epithelial hamartoma. Such lesions may be symptomatic because of decreased vision, macular puckering, and strabismus; vitreous hemorrhage has not previously been reported as the presenting clinical sign or the predominant cause for reduced vision.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)40-43
Number of pages4
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes


  • Hamartoma
  • Retinal pigment epithelium
  • Vitreous hemorrhage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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