Study: Laser treatment of ROP has high unfavorable outcome rate

NEW ORLEANS — Laser treatment demonstrated a high unfavorable outcome rate in eyes with posterior zone 1 retinopathy of prematurity, a poster presentation said here.The retrospective chart review included 46 eyes of 23 infants. Mean birth weight was 2.543 lbs, and mean gestational age was 28.65 weeks. Of the 46 eyes, 29 had flat neovascularization, 10 had nasal tractional retinal detachment, five had hybrid ROP and two had stage 3 ROP, according to the poster at the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting.

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