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D. Wee, G. S. Ford, E. Cheeseman, Jr.; Intraventricular Hemorrhage as a Possible Risk Factor for Advanced Stage Retinopathy of Prematurity. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2010;51(13):4487.
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To evaluate whether or not the presence of intraventricular hemorrhage is associated with advanced stage retinopathy of prematurity.
This retrospective chart review looked at 67 neonatal patients with at least stage 1 retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) determined at bedside exam during 2007. They were evaluated for the presence and stage of intraventricular hemorrhage and whether or not laser treatment was required for advanced stage ROP.
Among all 67 patients with at least stage 1 ROP, 16 (23.9%) had advanced stage ROP requiring laser treatment. Among the 21 of those patients with concomitant stage 1 or higher intraventricular hemorrhage, 6 (28.6%) required laser treatment. Of the remaining 46 patients without any documented intraventricular hemorrhage, only 10 (21.7%) required laser treatment.
The presence of intraventricular hemorrhage was associated with a higher rate of advanced stage ROP requiring laser treatment.
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