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Avascular island in the vascularised retina in zone II ROP
  1. Subina Narang1,
  2. Amandeep Hans1,
  3. Navya Naveen Kalra2 and
  4. Deepak Chawla3
  1. 1Ophthalmology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
  2. 2Government Medical College Hospital, Chandigarh, India
  3. 3Neonatology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Subina Narang; subina_navya{at}


We describe an atypical form of avascular island demarcated by a ridge in the vascularised retina of retinopathy of prematurity. Fundus fluorescein angiography showed an unusual finding of an avascular island demarcated by shunt vessels in vascularised retina posterior to the ridge. There is a need to document this finding as this could throw some light on the aetiopathogenesis of the disease.

  • retina
  • neonatal health
  • paediatrics

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