Long term functional and structural outcomes of laser therapy for retinopathy of prematurity
McLoone, E. and O'Keefe, M. and McLoone, S. and Lanigan, B. (2006) Long term functional and structural outcomes of laser therapy for retinopathy of prematurity. British journal of Ophthalmology, 90 . pp. 754-759.
To assess the long term functional and structural outcomes of premature babies who received diode laser photocoagulation for threshold of prematurity (ROP). 25 patients (43 eyes) treated with laser were recalled for assessment at a mean follow up of 11 years. A further seven patients (14 eyes) with subthreshold ROP, which had regressed spontaneously without laser treatment, were also examined. All children underwent distance acuity, near acuity, contrast sensitivity (CS), and colour vision assessments followed by a dilated fundal examination and cycolplegic autorefraction.
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