Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Search Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
  • Users Online: 1140
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 67  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 962-964

Successful treatment of aggressive posterior retinopathy of prematurity with diode laser in ocular albinism: A case report

1 Vitreoretina Services, MGM Eye Institute, Raipur, India
2 Raj Retina and Eye Care Hospital, Patna, Bihar, India
3 Cornea and Anterior segment Services, MGM Eye Institute, Raipur, India
4 MGM Eye Institute, Raipur, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Anil B Gangwe
MGM Eye Institute, 5th mile Vidhan Sabha Road, Raipur, Chhattisgarh - 493 111
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_768_18

Rights and Permissions

Oculocutaneous albinism is characterized by partial or complete absence of melanin in retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and uveal melanocytes. Absence of typical fundal background from RPE and choroid makes it difficult to diagnose retinal disorders in ocular albinism. Lack of melanin in RPE makes the laser photocoagulation very challenging in these cases. This report presents a unique case of preterm infant of oculocutaneous albinism diagnosed as aggressive posterior retinopathy of prematurity (APROP), which was successfully treated with diode laser photocoagulation. The parameters of the laser used in this case were higher than usual, just enough to achieve blanching of retina. This report highlights the fact that the diagnosis of APROP and its treatment with laser is challenging in the presence of oculocutaneous albinism, but it is possible to achieve complete regression using diode laser at higher parameters.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded135    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal