One -year experience in the retinopathy of prematurity: frequency and risk factors, short-term results and follow-up

Mehmet S., Fusun A., Sebnem C., Ozgur O., Gulten E., Taylan O. A., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, vol.4, no.6, pp.634-640, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.3980/j.issn.2222-3959.2011.06.12
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.634-640
  • Keywords: prematurity, retinopathy, risk factors, gestational age, birth weight, oxygen therapy, RECOMBINANT-HUMAN-ERYTHROPOIETIN, LIPID-PEROXIDATION, WEEKS GESTATION, PROPHYLAXIS, CHILDREN, INFANTS, OXYGEN, TRIAL, LESS, BORN
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


AIM: As a result of the increase in premature births and the advances in neonatal intensive care, retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) remains one of the most important causes of childhood blindness worldwide. The main factors in the development of ROP are gestational age, birth weight and oxygen therapy. ROP continues to gain importance due to the increasing survival rates of more immature babies.