Technical capability for development of effectiveness of laser coagulation of retina with head ophthalmoscope in border stages of retinopathy of prematurity

Written by M.V. Pshenichnov

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The comparative analysis of treatment results of two groups of children with border stages of retinopathy of prematurity was carried out. The laser coagulation of the avascular zones of retina was run with head ophthalmoscope. In the first group (11 children, 19 eyes), 75 % of the avascular retina area was closed by a standard procedure. In the second group (17 children, 34 eyes) coagulated the entire zone of the avascular retina with scleral depressor. To control the completeness of the ‘closure’, the retinal camera RetCam III was used. The developed modification of laser coagulation with treatment of 100 % avascular retina with a binocular head ophthalmoscope increased the efficiency of treatment of border stages of retinopathy of prematurity to 91 % (the standard technique proved to be effective in 47.5 % of cases)

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M.V. Pshenichnov
Khabarovsk branch of S.N. Fyodorov MNTK «Eye Microsurgery» (211 Tikhookeanskaya St. Khabarovsk 680033 Russian Federation)

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