Lipemia Retinalis Diagnosed Incidentally After Laser Photocoagulation Treatment for Retinopathy of Prematurity

Turk J Ophthalmol. 2021 Oct 26;51(5):313-316. doi: 10.4274/tjo.galenos.2021.50051.


A preterm infant who underwent bilateral laser photocoagulation for the treatment of stage 3 retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is presented because she was incidentally diagnosed with grade 3 lipemia retinalis by dilated fundoscopy at post-laser 2 weeks. Meticulous ophthalmologic examination is imperative in premature newborns for not only ROP screening but also detecting any concomitant ocular abnormalities, which can be sight-threatening or even life-threatening.

Keywords: Hypertriglyceridemia; lipemia retinalis; newborn; retinopathy of prematurity.