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Am J Ophthalmol. 1998 Jan;125(1):103-4.

Acute retinal necrosis late in the second trimester.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Osaka City University Medical School, Japan. shirakik@msci.med.osaka-cu.ac.jp

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To report treatment of a patient with acute retinal necrosis during pregnancy.

METHODS:

A 24-year-old woman in her twenty-third week of gestation was diagnosed with acute retinal necrosis. A combination of acyclovir and interferon therapy was started at 25 weeks. Pars plana vitrectomy was performed during the 26th week of gestation.

RESULTS:

The necrotizing retina became gliotic within 3 weeks of surgery. The patient's visual acuity improved to LE, 20/40. A healthy baby was delivered at 39 weeks of gestation.

CONCLUSION:

Combination therapy of acyclovir and interferon followed by surgery partially restored the patient's vision without affecting fetal development.

PMID:
9437323
DOI:
10.1016/s0002-9394(99)80244-x
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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