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C.V. Albanis, A. Abdelsalam, S.N. Wall, M.D. Schreiber, R.D. Jager, K.A. Rezai, D. Eliott; Dense, Near Confluent, Laser Treatment for Near Threshold and Early Threshold Retinopathy of Prematurity . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2003;44(13):586.
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Purpose: To study the anatomical outcomes of dense, near confluent, laser treatment for near threshold and early threshold retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). Methods: This is a retrospective chart review of 40 eyes from 20 patients in which we performed dense, near confluent, indirect laser photocoagulation therapy for near threshold and early threshold ROP. Results: Forty eyes of 20 patients were treated with dense, near confluent, indirect laser photocoagulation for near threshold and early threshold ROP. With a mean follow-up of 6 months, we noted: no progression of ROP, no eyes requiring re-treatment, and no anatomical complications. Conclusions: Currently, treatment with laser photocoagulation is the standard of care for patients reaching threshold ROP. We conclude that treatment with dense, near confluent, laser treatment for near threshold and early threshold ROP is successful and beneficial. In our study, there was no evidence of further progression of disease, no need for re-treatment, and no anatomical complications.
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