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Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2016 Summer;10(3):229-31. doi: 10.1097/ICB.0000000000000235.

ATTENUATION OF THE GANGLION CELL LAYER IN A PREMATURE INFANT REVEALED WITH HANDHELD SPECTRAL DOMAIN OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY.

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*Department of Ophthalmology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; †Department of Biophysics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; ‡Department of Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and §Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology, and Anatomy, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To report on subclinical retinal abnormalities shown through handheld spectral domain optical coherence tomography on a premature infant.

METHODS:

Case report.

RESULTS:

The initial and follow-up exams on a premature infant revealed severely attenuated ganglion cell and nerve fiber layers. There was cystoid macular edema in both eyes at the initial visits, which resolved by the 1-year follow-up.

DISCUSSION:

Optical coherence tomography can reveal significant retinal abnormalities in premature infants which are not detectable through funduscopic exam. Documenting such findings may be useful for the comprehensive management of vision problems in children with a history of premature birth.

PMID:
26529438
PMCID:
PMC4853294
DOI:
10.1097/ICB.0000000000000235
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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