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Cryotherapy for retinopathy of prematurity--a prospective study.
  1. R Robinson and
  2. M O'Keefe
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Children's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.


    Cryotherapy has been shown to reduce the unfavourable outcome in retinopathy of prematurity with stage 3 threshold disease by 50%. In a prospective study cryotherapy had a favourable outcome in 13 of 24 eyes with stage 3 threshold disease. The visual outcome, refraction, and complications of cryotherapy are discussed.

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