Management of retinopathy of prematurity with cryotherapy


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

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, vol.9, no.1, pp.49-52, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.49-52

Abstract

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.