PURPOSE: To report the development of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, with the retinal break adjacent to a cryotherapy scar, in three patients undergoing systemic chemotherapy for intraocular retinoblastoma. METHOD: Case series. RESULTS: Three patients with intraocular retinoblastoma were referred after poor response to systemic chemotherapy and local cryotherapy; three eyes of these three patients were noted to have rhegmatogenous retinal detachment and active retinoblastoma, with retinal breaks adjacent to cryotherapy scars. CONCLUSION: Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment may result from retinal necrosis associated with cryotherapy in the setting of intraocular retinoblastoma treated with systemic chemotherapy and local cryotherapy. Copyright (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Inc.
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