May 2008
Volume 49, Issue 13
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ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   May 2008
Intravitreal Avastin Plus Laser Therapy in Aggressive Zone 1 Retinopathy of Prematurity
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  • E. M. Stroh
    Retina Consultants Long Island, Rockville Centre, New York
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    Commercial Relationships  E.M. Stroh, None.
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science May 2008, Vol.49, 1393. doi:https://doi.org/
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      E. M. Stroh; Intravitreal Avastin Plus Laser Therapy in Aggressive Zone 1 Retinopathy of Prematurity. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2008;49(13):1393. doi: https://doi.org/.

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Abstract

Purpose: : To Show The Benefit of Adjunctive Intravitreal Avastin with Laser Therapy for Posterior Aggressive Threshold Zone 1 Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP).

Methods: : 3 patients with Aggressive Zone 1 ROP were treated with intravitreal Avastin in addition to conventional laser treatment.

Results: : All six eyes had regression of plus disease and active ROP with combination therapy. None progressed to retinal detachment.

Conclusions: : Larger studies should be performed to assess the benefit and optimum timing and dosage of supplemental Intravitreal Avastin with Laser Therapy for Aggressive Posterior Zone 1 ROP.

Keywords: retinopathy of prematurity • vascular endothelial growth factor • laser 
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