Retinopathy of prematurity

Case contributed by Dr Dalia Ibrahim


History withheld.

Patient Data

Age: 1-year-old
Gender: Female

Both eye globes show intra-ocular retro-lental irregular abnormal increased density.

Asymmetrically small left globe.

No evidence of intra-ocular calcifications (which excludes retinoblastoma).


  • bilateral maxillary and ethmoidal sinusitis.
  • enlarged nasopahyrngeal adenoids.

Case Discussion

This infant patient was born prematurely and received supplemental oxygen therapy after birth which had led to the development of retinopathy of prematurity.

The retrolental opacity is secondary to prior retinal detachment and fibrovascular organization of the vitreous.

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Case information

rID: 48621
Published: 17th Oct 2016
Last edited: 18th Oct 2016
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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