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Title: Proliferative Retinopathy As A Complication of Dyskeratosis Congenita
Authors: Alter BP,  Mason JO,  Yunker JJ,  Nixon PA,  Vail RS,  Tsilou E,  Giri N
Journal: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
Date: 2009
Branches: CGB
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PMC ID: not available
Abstract: Objectives: To describe a patient with dyskeratosis congenita (DC) who developed retinal neovascularization (RNV) and discuss this novel association. Methods: A 10-year-old boy with DC was referred for evaluation of possible retinal vascular disease. He underwent ophthalmologic examination, as well as fluorescein angiography. Results: Fluorescein angiography demonstrated proliferative retinopathy with capillary nonperfusion in the temporal retina of both eyes. The patient underwent further evaluation with an examination with anesthesia and indirect ophthalmoscopic laser photocoagulation to areas of capillary nonperfusion.