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K. Kifuku, M. Yamamoto; Incidence of Latticelike Degeneration in Adult Retinopathy of Prematurity–––Risk of Late–Onset Retinal Detachment . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2006;47(13):5318.
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To evaluate the incidence of latticelike degeneration in adults with regressed retinopathy of prematurity (ROP)
We retrospectively reviewed records of 118 eyes of 59 patients with ROP above 15 years old, and followed–up ranged from 10 years to 29 years (mean 20.0 years)
Twenty–seven eyes (22.9%) of the 118 eyes had latticelike degenerations. Twelve eyes (10.2%) had atrophic holes in latticelike degenerations. One eye (0.85%) had localized rhegmatogenous retinal detachment due to tears associated with latticelike degeneration. Seven eyes (5.9%) had retinal holes without latticelike degenerations. As the location, latticelike degenerations or holes were observed in avascular retina in 32 eyes (97.0%) of the 33 eyes.
The patients with regressed ROP have a risk of much higher incidence of latticelike degenerations or retinal holes in avascular retina although they do not have severe cicatrical changes. In regressed ROP, long–term observation is needed to find early stage of late–onset retinal detachment.
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