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Case Reports in Pediatrics
Volume 2016, Article ID 7070316, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/7070316
Case Report

Persistence of Retinopathy of Prematurity in an Infant with Tetralogy of Fallot

1Department of Ophthalmology, Zeynep Kamil Maternity and Children’s Diseases Training and Research Hospital, 34668 Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Zeynep Kamil Maternity and Children’s Diseases Training and Research Hospital, 34668 Istanbul, Turkey
3Department of Ophthalmology, Koç University Hospital, 34010 Istanbul, Turkey

Received 14 March 2016; Revised 10 June 2016; Accepted 30 June 2016

Academic Editor: Sourabh Dutta

Copyright © 2016 Murat Gunay et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

We report an infant with tetralogy of fallot (TOF) who was born at 35 weeks of gestation and of 1700 g birth weight and presented with persistent retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) at 6 months of age. Follow-up ophthalmic examinations were done at 2, 3, and 4 weeks of age. A demarcation line in Zone II was noticed on the first ocular examination done at 4 weeks of postnatal age. At 6 months of postnatal age, the infant still had an avascular peripheral retina with the demarcation line in Zone II. Even though this index subject did not have any typical risk factors for ROP, TOF seems to be the probable reason for developing as well as persistence of avascular retina.