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3 p.

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Summer 2016


Wolters Kluwer/Aspen Publishers

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Retinal Cases & Brief Reports

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DOI: 10.1097/ICB.0000000000000235


Purpose: To report on subclinical retinal abnormalities shown through handheld spectral domain optical coherence tomography on a premature infant.

Methods: Case report.

Results: The initial and follow-up exams on a premature infant revealed severely attenuated ganglion cell and nerve fiber layers. There was cystoid macular edema in both eyes at the initial visits, which resolved by the 1-year follow-up.

Discussion: Optical coherence tomography can reveal significant retinal abnormalities in premature infants which are not detectable through funduscopic exam. Documenting such findings may be useful for the comprehensive management of vision problems in children with a history of premature birth.


Published version. Retinal Cases & Brief Reports, Vol. 10, No. 3 (Summer 2016): 229-231. DOI.

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