Refractive outcome of intravitreal bevacizumab injection in comparison to spontaneous regression of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP).

Conclusion: At adjusted 1 year of age, refractive outcomes were not significantly different between premature infants who underwent IVB injection and the infants with spontaneous regression of ROP. Further studies with longer duration are warranted to elucidate the effects of IVB on the emmetropization process. Biometry assessments would be helpful in this regard. PMID: 31790628 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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In this report the hemorrhages were found on the surface of the neovascular ridge. Changes in intraocular pressure caused by scleral depression may result in rupture of the fragile and immature retinal vessels, which have poor autoregulation in these premature babies. Ophthalmologists performing ROP screening examinations should be aware of the possibility of causing retinal hemorrhages with scleral depression, although the hemorrhages will resolve spontaneously.
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