Current treatments in retinopathy of prematurity Pematüre retinopatisinde güncel tedaviler


YILDIZ M. , ÖZMEN A. T.

Guncel Pediatri, vol.8, no.2, pp.72-77, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : Guncel Pediatri
  • Page Numbers: pp.72-77

Abstract

Increased worldwide incidences of retinopathy of prematurity have been noted due to the recent devolepments in newborn care and increased availability of newborn intensive care units. increased number of newborn intensive care units leads to survive of increased number of immature babies, therefore there is an increased number of premature infants to be screened and eyes to be treated. The aim of this review is to evaluate the current improvements and treatment modalities in retinopathy of prematurity. Introduction of anti angiogenetic agents for intraocular injection with or alternative to laser photocoagulation and criotherapy for treatment may broaden our view in the management of retinopathy of prematurity. © The Journal of Current Pediatrics, published by Galenos Publishing.