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Eleven years' experience with retinopathy of prematurity: visual results and contribution of cryoablation.
  1. I Nissenkorn,
  2. I Ben Sira,
  3. I Kremer,
  4. D D Gaton,
  5. R Krikler,
  6. E Wielunsky and
  7. P Merlob
  1. Beilinson Medical Center, Petah Tiqva, Israel.


    We report our 11 years' experience of cryotherapy for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). Charts of 624 infants weighing under 1250 g who were admitted to our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit during 1977-87 were reviewed. Three hundred and eighty nine babies survived, and the total ROP prevalence was 57.5%. Cryotherapy was applied to 35%. Only one case (0.25%) of blindness was detected, and four babies (1%) had a final visual acuity of less than 20/200 in one eye. The complication rate following cryoablation was very low.

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