Proliferative sickle retinopathy and neovascularization of the disc: regression following treatment with peripheral retinal scatter laser photocoagulation.

@article{Kimmel1986ProliferativeSR,
  title={Proliferative sickle retinopathy and neovascularization of the disc: regression following treatment with peripheral retinal scatter laser photocoagulation.},
  author={A S Kimmel and Larry E. Magargal and William S. Tasman},
  journal={Ophthalmic surgery},
  year={1986},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={20-2}
}
Proliferative sickle retinopathy (PSR) is usually described as a peripheral neovascular tuft in a "sea fan" like configuration. While neovascularization of the disc (NVD) is a common finding in proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR), to our knowledge only one other case has been reported of NVD in an S-C patient in the absence of other contributing conditions. PSR has been shown to regress after treating hypoxic peripheral retina with peripheral circumferential retinal scatter… CONTINUE READING