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A classification of retrolental fibroplasia to evaluate vitamin E therapy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  583596     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A refined classification of the stages of the retinopathy of prematurity (RLF) based on the experience of over 7500 examinations during the past decade is presented. We have been using the basic elements of this classification since 1972 in order to evaluate the influence of vitamin E on retrolental fibroplasia (RLF). It is our impression that it provides a more accurate clinical method of following the course of the retinopathy and a tool for assessing the factors other than prematurity and hyperoxia that may play a subtle role in the development of RLF.
D B Schaffer; L Johnson; G E Quinn; T R Boggs
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmology     Volume:  86     ISSN:  0161-6420     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthalmology     Publication Date:  1979 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-02-24     Completed Date:  1981-02-24     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802443     Medline TA:  Ophthalmology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1749-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Retinal Vessels / pathology
Retinopathy of Prematurity / diagnosis,  drug therapy*,  pathology
Vitamin E / therapeutic use*
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
1406-18-4/Vitamin E

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