Purpose:To report the occurrence of multiple bilateral retinal breaks 11 years after bevacizumab treatment for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP).Methods:A case report.Results:An 11-year-old girl developed multiple bilateral retinal breaks in areas of vitreous condensation 11 years after treatment for ROP with intravitreal bevacizumab at 4 months of age. The retinal breaks were treated with laser retinopexy as prophylaxis for retinal detachment.Discussion:Patients with a history of ROP have a lifelong increased risk of retinal tears, and the long-term effects of intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy for ROP are not well understood or documented. It is unknown whether there are differences in the rates of long-term ocular complications of ROP after anti-vascular endothelial growth factor versus laser treatment of ROP. Studies are needed to compare the long-term benefits and risks associated with both approaches.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Retinal Cases and Brief Reports|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2022|
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