Management of retinopathy of prematurity with cryotherapy


Gezer A., Sezen F., Serifoglu I., Karacorlu M.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, cilt.9, ss.49-52, 1999 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 9 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 1999
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.49-52

Özet

Purpose. Newborns at risk for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) should be examined 4 to 8 weeks postpartum. Various treatment modalities including cryotherapy, are proposed to ablate the retinal proliferation, when serious and progressive ROP is detected. This study stresses as main risk factors low birth weight and short gestational age as predisposing to ROP and the efficiency of cryotherapy as a treatment modality.