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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.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com http://group.bmj.com/
Keywords: Laser therapy; retinopathy; prematurity;
Subjects: Science & Engineering > Electronic Engineering
Item ID: 937
Depositing User: Sean McLoone
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2008
Journal or Publication Title: British journal of Ophthalmology
Publisher: BMJ Publishing
Refereed: Yes
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