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    Long term functional and structural outcomes of laser therapy for retinopathy of prematurity


    McLoone, Eibhlin and O'Keefe, M. and McLoone, Sean F. 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;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and 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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