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Massive Proliferation of Conjunctival Tissue After Cryotherapy for Retinopathy of Prematurity

Massive Proliferation of Conjunctival Tissue After Cryotherapy for Retinopathy of Prematurity Abstract A multicenter trial of cryotherapy for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) has shown that cryotherapy is a beneficial treatment for threshold ROP.1 It reduces unfavorable structural and functional outcomes for eyes with ROP. Several anterior segment complications of cryotherapy, such as conjunctival or subconjunctival hematoma, unintended conjunctival laceration, and transient corneal clouding,2,3 have been reported. However, these are all temporary and do not usually disturb visual development. We report a case of bilateral circumferential massive proliferation of conjunctival tissue affecting visual development in a patient after cryotherapy for ROP. We believe this complication of cryotherapy for ROP has not been previously reported. Report of a Case. A 3-year-old boy visited our hospital for examination of proliferation of conjunctival tissue in both eyes. He was born at a different facility at 25 weeks' gestation with a birth weight of 750 g. During ophthalmologic examination shortly after birth, no ocular surface References 1. Cryotherapy for Retinopathy of Prematurity Co-operative Group. Multicenter trial of cryotherapy for retinopathy of prematurity: 3 1/2-year outcome-structure and function . Arch Ophthalmol . 1993;111:339-344.Crossref 2. Cryotherapy for Retinopathy of Prematurity Co-operative Group. Multicenter trial of cryotherapy for retinopathy of prematurity: three-month out-come . Arch Ophthalmol . 1990;108:195-204.Crossref 3. Hunter DG, Repka MK. Diode laser photocoagulation for threshold retinopathy of prematurity: a randomized study . Ophthalmology . 1993;100:238-244.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

Massive Proliferation of Conjunctival Tissue After Cryotherapy for Retinopathy of Prematurity

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1997 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9950
eISSN
1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1997.01100150280026
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Abstract

Abstract A multicenter trial of cryotherapy for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) has shown that cryotherapy is a beneficial treatment for threshold ROP.1 It reduces unfavorable structural and functional outcomes for eyes with ROP. Several anterior segment complications of cryotherapy, such as conjunctival or subconjunctival hematoma, unintended conjunctival laceration, and transient corneal clouding,2,3 have been reported. However, these are all temporary and do not usually disturb visual development. We report a case of bilateral circumferential massive proliferation of conjunctival tissue affecting visual development in a patient after cryotherapy for ROP. We believe this complication of cryotherapy for ROP has not been previously reported. Report of a Case. A 3-year-old boy visited our hospital for examination of proliferation of conjunctival tissue in both eyes. He was born at a different facility at 25 weeks' gestation with a birth weight of 750 g. During ophthalmologic examination shortly after birth, no ocular surface References 1. Cryotherapy for Retinopathy of Prematurity Co-operative Group. Multicenter trial of cryotherapy for retinopathy of prematurity: 3 1/2-year outcome-structure and function . Arch Ophthalmol . 1993;111:339-344.Crossref 2. Cryotherapy for Retinopathy of Prematurity Co-operative Group. Multicenter trial of cryotherapy for retinopathy of prematurity: three-month out-come . Arch Ophthalmol . 1990;108:195-204.Crossref 3. Hunter DG, Repka MK. Diode laser photocoagulation for threshold retinopathy of prematurity: a randomized study . Ophthalmology . 1993;100:238-244.Crossref

Journal

Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 1, 1997

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