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Novel treatment (new drug/intervention; established drug/procedure in new situation)
Paediatric choroidal osteoma treated with ranibizumab
  1. Deepak Vayalambrone1,
  2. Aseema Misra2
  1. 1Department of Ophthalmology, Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, Ipswich, UK
  2. 2Department of Ophthalmology, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich, UK
  1. Correspondence to Deepak Vayalambrone, deepak_vayalam{at}


An 11-year-old patient presented with blurred vision in both eyes resulting from bilateral choroidal osteoma. The patient was treated with a course of monthly intravitreal injections of ranibizumab for 3 months and this led to improvement of visual acuity. This effect was sustained without the need for further injections over a 2-year period of follow-up.

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