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Cryotherapy for retinopathy of prematurity. International perspectives and some recommendations for treatment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8329959     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a leading cause of severe visual impairment and blindness in infancy. Transscleral cryotherapy has been shown to be effective in arresting the progression of ROP into the sight-threatening fibrovascular stages of the disease. It is currently recommended that all eyes reaching 'threshold' ROP should be treated. If both eyes of an infant reach 'threshold', both eyes should be treated. For centers that handle a limited number of infants with ROP it is suggested that the cryotherapy should be done under general anesthesia.
Authors:
T Flage
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta ophthalmologica. Supplement     Volume:  -     ISSN:  -     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Ophthalmol Suppl     Publication Date:  1993  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-08-19     Completed Date:  1993-08-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9216417     Medline TA:  Acta Ophthalmol Suppl     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  66-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Ophthalmology, National Hospital, University of Oslo, Norway.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Blindness / etiology
Cryosurgery*
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Retinopathy of Prematurity / complications,  surgery*
Vision Disorders / etiology

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