Bilateral symmetric retinal detachments usually point to an exudative/systemic cause.1 Rhematogenous retinal detachments have bilateral predisposition.2 We would like to report a rare case of an exact, mirror-image bilateral rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. The patient was a 17-year-old male with both eyes having well demarcated retinal detachments with subretinal bands and corrugations (only superotemporal sector attached) (Fig. 1), suggesting a rhegmatogenous cause (patient had multiple bilateral untreated lattices with holes). We report a rhegmatogenous cause of bilateral symmetrical retinal detachment which, to the best of our knowledge, has not been documented.
1. Pineiro A, Pacheco P, Copena MJ, et al. Bilateral, symmetric and simultaneous rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. Predisposition or coincidence? A case report. Int Ophthalmol
2. Krohn J, Seland JH. Simultaneous, bilateral rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. Acta Ophthalmol Scand