First Author: Z.Cebeci TURKEY
Co Author(s): D. Yildiz Ekinci N. Kir 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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The purpose of this study was to describe the follow-up and treatment results of patients with the diagnosis of familial exudative vitreoretinopathy (FEVR).
Retrospective and descriptive chart review
The medical records of 19 eyes of 10 patients with FEVR were reviewed retrospectively. All eyes had a complete ophthalmological examination. Age, gender, family history, stages of the disease and treatment procedures were noted.
Out of 10 patients; 9 male and 1 female patients with the mean age 10.1( 3-30 ) years were included in the study. The mean follow-up was 6.7 (1-17) years. Seven patients had asymmetrical and 3 had symmetrical involvement. Seven patients had a family history of FEVR.12 eyes of 8 patients had laser photocoagulation to peripheral avascular areas, 3 patients had vitreoretinal surgery to one of their eyes three times. Total retinal detachment was determined in one eye of two patients at the initial visit and one eye of three patients at the follow-up visits and because of improvement in vision was not expected, surgery was not done.
FEVR is an inherited, long life disease that can be detected in any age and cause severe vision loss. These patients should be followed up throughout the life and with the early treatment in appropriate time can lead to partial visual success.