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J. Garcia-Arumi, A. Fonollosa, M. A. Zapata, A. Boixadera, V. Martinez-Castillo, C. Macia, E. Santos; Vasoproliferative Tumours of the Retina: Management and Outcomes of 19 Patients. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2008;49(13):5949.
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To describe the clinical features, complications, management and outcomes of 19 consecutive patients with vasoproliferative tumour of the retina (VTR).
Retrospective analysis of clinical records.
19 cases of VTR in 19 patients were examined with a follow up period between 5 months and 132 months. The mean age was 35.6 years. 11 were male and 8 female. There was 1 secondary case associated to Retinitis Pigmentosa.Ophthalmological changes associated with VTR were serous retinal detachment and hard exudates (n=11 ), macular edema (n= 7 ), vitreoretinal proliferation (n=5), epiretinal membrane (n=2 ), subretinal, vitreous or subhyaloid haemorrhage (n= 5). Treatment of tumour consisted of photocoagulation (n=13), cryotherapy (n= 7 ) and observation (n=1). Treatment of complications consisted of vitrectomy (n=11), scleral buckle (n=3). 8 cases received also intravitreal triamcinolone and or bevacizumab to treat exudation. 7 tumours needed retreatment. 3 cases needed retreatment due to persistent cystoid macular edema. Regression of the tumour could be observed in all treated cases. Visual acuity at last follow-up improved or remained unchanged in 10 cases.
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