The Retina Reference

Retinal Vasoproliferative Tumor with 5 Year Stability

This fundus photograph was taken of the right eye of a 79-year-old male patient with a retinal vasoproliferative tumor. In this case, it arose at the border of cryotherapy scars from a retinal detachment repair. The yellow arrow highlights the cluster of veins which is characteristic of such a tumor. The majority of vasoproliferative tumors do not require intervention. Peripapillary scarring is observed in the inferior portion of the fundus. This tumor was treated with cryotherapy to reduce growth and exudation and has remained stable for 5 years. Monitoring will continue.