Retinal detachment despite aggressive management of aggressive posterior retinopathy of prematurity.

Kevin K. Suk, Audina Berrocal, Timothy G. Murray, Ryan Rich, James C. Major, Ditte Hess, Rose A. Johnson

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Posterior retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is unusual in its atypical features and its aggressive, rapidly progressive course. It is more difficult to recognize and to treat, with many of these eyes progressing to retinal detachment despite multiple treatments with laser or cryotherapy. The authors present a case of aggressive posterior ROP refractory to multiple laser treatment. This patient was successfully treated with intravitreal bevacizumab, but required repeat treatment 4 months later. The second injection with bevacizumab was followed by progression to retinal detachment requiring surgery. The patient remains stable after surgery.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Volume47 Online
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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