Treatment of retinopathy of prematurity with argon laser photocoagulation.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Fifteen eyes of nine infants were treated for retinopathy of prematurity by confluent photocoagulation of the avascular retina using an argon laser indirect ophthalmoscope. All treated eyes presented at or beyond threshold of stage 3 retinopathy of prematurity with "plus" disease. Three treated eyes had retinopathy of prematurity in zone I. Early complete regression of extraretinal proliferation was seen in 13 eyes. At 6 month's [corrected] minimum follow-up, 11 (73%) of the treated eyes demonstrated a favorable outcome, while four eyes (27%) progressed to an unfavorable outcome. No intraocular hemorrhages occurred during any laser treatment.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Landers, MB; Toth, CA; Semple, HC; Morse, LS

Published Date

  • January 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 110 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 44 - 47

PubMed ID

  • 1731722

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-9950

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/archopht.1992.01080130046024


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States