Reactivation of retinopathy of prematurity six years after intravitreal injection of bevacizumab

Anas Yasin, Shruti Sinha, Rachel Smith, Samiksha Fouzdar Jain, Thomas Hejkal, Paul Rychwalski

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Abstract

Although intravitreal anti–vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapy is effective in the management of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), reactivations following treatment are known to occur. We present the case of an asymptomatic child who developed a very late reactivation of ROP 6 years after its successful treatment with intravitreal bevacizumab. This case reemphasizes the importance of long-term follow-up after anti-VEGF therapy for ROP until retinal vascularization is complete. It also supports investigating the utility of laser photocoagulation for peripheral avascular retina after successful treatment with anti-VEGF injection for type I ROP.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)236-239
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of AAPOS
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2023
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Ophthalmology

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