Peds Ophtho Case 4: Case continued…

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Answer: Blindness and retinal detachment are possible complications of ROP. Therapy for this condition includes anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) injection and laser treatment. 

The patient was brought to the operating room for laser ablation and intravitreal injection of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) in both eyes.

After the procedure, the patient remains under close surveillance. Below are images from post-operative week 4.

Right eye:

Limited exam due to vitreous hemorrhage. Early regression of vascular tortuosity and neovascularization with persistent ridge.

Left eye:

Retina was flat with resolution of vascular tortuosity and dilatation.  The ridge has regressed with no obvious residual neovascularization. Laser scars are observed.
Above Images courtesy of Robin Ginsburg, MD

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