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Vitreous hemorrhage in patients with high-risk retinopathy of prematurity.
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PMID:  12888047     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To investigate outcomes in premature infants with high-risk retinopathy of prematurity and secondary vitreous hemorrhage. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. METHODS: Patients were selected from a database of infants undergoing retinopathy of prematurity screening from September 1997 to November 1999. Infants with high-risk retinopathy of prematurity (zone I or posterior zone II threshold disease) with and without vitreous hemorrhage were compared. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Final stage of retinopathy of prematurity and short-term structural outcome were assessed. Visual acuity and refraction were measured when possible. RESULTS: Twenty-two eyes of 11 patients (group 1) had high-risk (posterior zone II or zone I threshold) retinopathy of prematurity without vitreous hemorrhage. Group 1 patients had a 91% favorable short-term structural outcome. Eight eyes of five infants developed vitreous hemorrhage with high-risk retinopathy of prematurity (group 2). Group 2 patients had only a 12.5% favorable short-term structural outcome. Seven of eight (87.5%) progressed to stage IVa or IVb retinopathy of prematurity. Six eyes underwent vitreoretinal surgery after a median duration of hemorrhage of 36 +/- 29 days (4-70 days). Three eyes developed stage V detachments and three progressed to phthisical degeneration. Final visual acuity was no light perception in three eyes. CONCLUSION: Vitreous hemorrhage, in association with advanced retinopathy of prematurity, is a poor prognostic sign.
Kelly A Hutcheson; Ahn T Q Nguyen; Mark W Preslan; Nancy J Ellish; Scott M Steidl
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  136     ISSN:  0002-9394     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  2003 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-07-30     Completed Date:  2003-08-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370500     Medline TA:  Am J Ophthalmol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  258-63     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, Childrens National Medical Center and George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC 20010, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Gestational Age
Infant, Newborn
Refraction, Ocular
Retinal Detachment / etiology
Retinopathy of Prematurity / complications*,  physiopathology
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors
Visual Acuity
Vitreous Hemorrhage / etiology*,  physiopathology

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