1. History
  2. Exam
  3. Photos
  4. Diagnosis
  5. Teaching Points

Case 149 Teaching Points

  • Retinoschisis is most commonly acquired in middle age or older, is often bilateral (50-80%), and patients are commonly hyperopic
  • Retinoschisis can advance into the macula but very rarely travels through the center macula; usually central vision remains minimally affected
  • Patients are at increased risk for retinal detachment and should be monitored
  • Juvenile x-linked retinoschisis has onset in childhood and more frequently affects central visual acuity


Byer NE. Long-term natural history study of senile retinoschisis with implications for management. Ophthalmology 1986;93:1127-37.

Basic and Clinical Science Course – 2006-2007: Retina and Vitreous, pp 275-277: American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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