New evidence guidelines for retinal surveillance of patients with von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) include earlier screening with increased frequency in the first decades of life, as well as increased use of widefield imaging and proactive treatment of small lesions, according to a poster presented at AAO 2020 Virtual.
The Ophthalmology Subcommittee of the International VHL Surveillance Guidelines Consortium of >50 VHL experts generated 7 questions about the timing and methodology of retinal screening for VHL before conducting a literature review.
Additional recommendations include screening in the first 6 to 12 months of birth and continuing throughout life, performing dilated fundus examinations every 6-12 months up to age 30, and performing ocular screening before a planned pregnancy.
Daniels AB, et al. The New 2020 Guidelines for Retinal Surveillance of Patients With VHL Disease: A New Approach. Presented at: AAO 2020 Virtual.