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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 538-541

Intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy for choroidal neovascularization secondary to laser pointer injury in a child

1 Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Virgen Macarena, Seville, Spain
2 Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Virgen Macarena, Seville; Retics Oftared, Institute of Health Carlos III, Madrid, Spain

Correspondence Address:
Dr. María José Morillo-Sánchez
Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Virgen Macarena, C/Avda, Doctor Fedriani, 3, Seville - 41071
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_2835_20

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Laser pointers are readily available and are often labeled as toys. A 12-year-old girl was brought to the emergency department complaining of a central scotoma in the right eye after being exposed to a laser pointer. Fundus examination revealed severe maculopathy in both eyes. Optical coherence tomography angiography and fundus angiography examinations revealed choroidal neovascularization in the area of the laser injury in the right eye. One intravitreal anti-VEGF injection was administered in the right eye, resulting in good clinical and structural responses. Intravitreal anti-VEGF may be effective for improving visual outcomes in laser pointer-induced maculopathy complicated with choroidal neovascularization.

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