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Laser Therapy for Retinopathy of Prematurity

Laser Therapy for Retinopathy of Prematurity Abstract We are encouraged by the findings of the Laser ROP (Retinopathy of Prematurity) Group published in the January 1994 issue of the Archives.1 Our own work2 showed that the diode laser was as effective as cryopexy in treating threshold disease and showed it to be safe. At the International Conference of Retinopexy of Prematurity in Chicago, Ill, in 1993, we presented a 1-year follow-up, and this preliminary report indicated that myopia was encountered significantly less often in the laser-treated group compared with the cryotherapy group.3 References 1. The Laser ROP Study Group. Laser therapy for retinopathy of prematurity . Arch Ophthalmol . 1994;112:154-156. 2. Goggin M, O'Keefe M. Diode laser for retinopexy of prematurity: early outcome . Br J Ophthalmol . 1993;77:559-562.Crossref 3. Algawi K, Goggin M, O'Keefe M. Refractive outcome following diode laser vs cryotherapy for eyes with ROP. Presented at the First International Conference of Retinopathy of Prematurity; November 19, 1993; Chicago, Ill. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

Laser Therapy for Retinopathy of Prematurity

Laser Therapy for Retinopathy of Prematurity

Abstract

Abstract We are encouraged by the findings of the Laser ROP (Retinopathy of Prematurity) Group published in the January 1994 issue of the Archives.1 Our own work2 showed that the diode laser was as effective as cryopexy in treating threshold disease and showed it to be safe. At the International Conference of Retinopexy of Prematurity in Chicago, Ill, in 1993, we presented a 1-year follow-up, and this preliminary report indicated that myopia was encountered significantly less often in the...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1995 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9950
eISSN
1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1995.01100020015005
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Abstract

Abstract We are encouraged by the findings of the Laser ROP (Retinopathy of Prematurity) Group published in the January 1994 issue of the Archives.1 Our own work2 showed that the diode laser was as effective as cryopexy in treating threshold disease and showed it to be safe. At the International Conference of Retinopexy of Prematurity in Chicago, Ill, in 1993, we presented a 1-year follow-up, and this preliminary report indicated that myopia was encountered significantly less often in the laser-treated group compared with the cryotherapy group.3 References 1. The Laser ROP Study Group. Laser therapy for retinopathy of prematurity . Arch Ophthalmol . 1994;112:154-156. 2. Goggin M, O'Keefe M. Diode laser for retinopexy of prematurity: early outcome . Br J Ophthalmol . 1993;77:559-562.Crossref 3. Algawi K, Goggin M, O'Keefe M. Refractive outcome following diode laser vs cryotherapy for eyes with ROP. Presented at the First International Conference of Retinopathy of Prematurity; November 19, 1993; Chicago, Ill.

Journal

Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 1, 1995

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