[Familial exsudative vitreoretinopathy (FEVR) in childhood]

Ophthalmologe. 2018 Jun;115(6):505-508. doi: 10.1007/s00347-017-0527-6.
[Article in German]


A case of secondary neovascularization of the optic disc in familial exsudative vitreoretinopathy (FEVR) is reported. A 12-year-old girl presented with decreased visual acuity of the right eye to 0.05. Funduscopy showed a prominent fibrovascular neovascularization of the optic disc covering the macula. Fluorescein angiography demonstrated circular peripheral ischemia as well as vascular anomalies in both eyes. Peripheral laser coagulation of the ischemic retina of the right eye was conducted with the patient under general anesthesia. The central neovascularization regressed and visual acuity increased up to 0.4. Molecular genetic examination detected the LRP5 gene for FEVR.

Keywords: Fluorescein angiography; Hereditary eye diseases; Laser coagulation; Molecular genetics; Retinal neovascularization.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Eye Diseases, Hereditary*
  • Female
  • Fluorescein Angiography
  • Humans
  • Laser Coagulation
  • Retina
  • Retinal Diseases*