Aims: To study the efficacy of diode laser-systemic steroid therapy in extremely and very-low-birth-weight
prematures with severe Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP).
Methods: 36 eyes of 18 prematures, mean gestational age 25.67 weeks (SD ± 1.28) and 811, 83 g birth weight (SD ± 299.08) with aggressive-posterior ROP (AP-ROP) and threshold 3 ROP with plus sign and Extraretinal Fibrovascular Proliferation (EFP) were enrolled. Indirect diode laser combined with intravenous course of Dexamethason was applied. Analyzed risk factors were correlated with the same ones received in cohort treated only with laser. Shapiro-Wilk, t-Student, U Mann-Whitney tests were involved in the statistical analysis (significance levels at p<0.05).
Citation: Modrzejewska M, Lachowicz E, Joanna Kot D, Lubinski W, Rudnicki J, et al. (2014) Early Experience with Diode Laser Combined with Systemic Steroid Therapy for Severe Stages of Retinopathy of Prematurity. J Steroids Horm Sci 5:148. doi: 10.4172/2157-7536.1000148