Journal article

Influence of laser versus lens-sparing vitrectomy on myopia in children with retinopathy of prematurity.

Sumita Agarkar, Roshani Desai, Sumeer Singh, Durgasri Jaisankar, Pramod Bhende, Rajiv Raman

Indian J Ophthalmol | Published : 2017

Abstract

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to compare the refractive error outcomes in the eyes of premature babies with retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) who underwent laser plus lens-sparing vitrectomy (LSV) in one eye and laser alone in the fellow eye. METHODS: This is a retrospective study. Fourteen babies with Stage 4A of ROP or worse who underwent laser plus LSV in one eye (Group 1) and laser alone in the fellow eye (Group 2) were followed at 2 months, 6 months, 1 year, one and a half year, and 2 years. The main outcome variable studied was cycloplegic refraction at the baseline and follow-up visits. The change in spherical and cylindrical power at each visit was compared in Groups 1 and 2. ..

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