Current concepts in the treatment of retinopathy of prematurity

Paul H. Phillips, Michael X Repka

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Abstract

Improvements in neonatal intensive care technology and the ability to accurately monitor oxygen therapy have led to increased survival of severely premature infants. This has caused an increased incidence of retinopathy of prematurity in the 1980s and has renewed interest in the prevention and treatment of this disease. This article reviews current concepts in the prevention and treatment of retinopathy of prematurity as well as avenues for future investigation. Vitamin E supplementation, surfactant treatment, cryotherapy, laser therapy, surgery, STOP-ROP, and Light-ROP are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)72-80
Number of pages9
JournalSeminars in Ophthalmology
Volume12
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1997

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Retinopathy of Prematurity
Laser Therapy
Neonatal Intensive Care
Cryotherapy
Therapeutics
Vitamin E
Premature Infants
Surface-Active Agents
Oxygen
Technology
Light
Incidence
ROP

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  • Ophthalmology

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Current concepts in the treatment of retinopathy of prematurity. / Phillips, Paul H.; Repka, Michael X.

In: Seminars in Ophthalmology, Vol. 12, No. 2, 1997, p. 72-80.

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