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Visual acuity and visual field development after cryocoagulation in infants with retinopathy of prematurity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1600299     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Visual development was studied in 10 very-low-birth-weight infants (less than 1500 g) with retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) stage 3+ who had been treated with cryocoagulation in both eyes. Binocular visual acuity (acuity cards method) and binocular visual fields (kinetic perimetry) were assessed repeatedly in the first year of life. At 12 months corrected age, visual acuity was normal in seven and impaired in three infants, who appeared to be severely myopic. Normal visual fields were found in eight infants at this age. The results indicate that cryotherapy in cases of ROP stage 3+ does not interfere with visual acuity development. The effect on visual field development needs further investigation.
W P Fetter; J van Hof-van Duin; W Baerts; D J Heersema; M Wildervanck de Blécourt-Devilée
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)     Volume:  81     ISSN:  0803-5253     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr.     Publication Date:  1992 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-07-10     Completed Date:  1992-07-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9205968     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr     Country:  NORWAY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  25-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Retinopathy of Prematurity / therapy*
Visual Acuity / physiology*
Visual Fields*

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