Retinal detachment in three cases of morning glory syndrome

Daijiro Nakasuga, Ryoichi Arita, Hiroyoshi Matsumoto, Yasutaka Mochizuki, Hiroshi Enaida, Akifumi Ueno, Yasuaki Hata, Tatsuro Ishibashi

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Purpose : To report retinal detachment in three cases of morning glory syndrome and to discuss the pathogenesis based on pre- and intraoperative findings and on histopathological features. Cases and Findings : Morning glory syndrome with retinal detachment was present in a 8-year-old girl, 16-year-old female and 23-year-old male. All were unilaterally affected and showed extensive retinal detachment involving the macula. All the 3 eyes received vitreous surgery. Two eyes showed a retinal break located in the atrophic retina within the funnel-shaped excavation in front of the optic disc. Pathological studies showed the white tissue in the disc excavation to be connective tissue rich in collagen fibers. Myofibroblastic tissue suggesting traction retinal detachment was absent. Conclusion : Retinal break may causatively related in retinal detachment in morning glory syndrome. Breaks may be due to atrophic changes in the affected retina.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1983-1988
Number of pages6
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ophthalmology

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Nakasuga, D., Arita, R., Matsumoto, H., Mochizuki, Y., Enaida, H., Ueno, A., ... Ishibashi, T. (2008). Retinal detachment in three cases of morning glory syndrome. Japanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology, 62(13), 1983-1988.