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Retinopathy of prematurity in Frederiksborg County 1988-1990. A prospective investigation, an update.
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PMID:  8329957     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A report is given of retinopathy of prematurity findings in a Danish county (pop. 342,000) for birth years 1988-90. Out of 12,116 liveborn infants 200 were followed with eye controls during (at least) the first 3 months. In 135 gestational age and/or birth weight were below 32 weeks/1750 g. Twenty-five had ROP stage 1-2 with uneventful regression. Out of 5 with at least stage 3 ROP 2 had spontaneous regression. Three had cryotherapy; two acquired unilateral blindness, one myopia of prematurity. As part of an ongoing prospective investigation the visual results denote progress as compared to the serious results from the preceding 6 years (6 blind children). For 1982-90 the pooled ROP blindness rate amounted to 18.7/100,000 liveborn, a frequency only to be surpassed by the neighbouring Copenhagen area. Considering correct timing of cryotherapy close observation of small premature infants is recommended. At present our screening limits are 32 weeks gestational age/1750 g birth weight.
H C Fledelius
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
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:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9216417     Medline TA:  Acta Ophthalmol Suppl     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  59-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Eye Department, County Hospital, Hillerød, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Blindness / epidemiology,  etiology
Child, Preschool
Denmark / epidemiology
Follow-Up Studies
Gestational Age
Infant, Low Birth Weight
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Myopia / epidemiology,  etiology
Prospective Studies
Retinopathy of Prematurity / complications,  epidemiology*,  surgery

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