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Retinopathy of prematurity

Summary of Retinopathy of prematurity
Retinopathy of prematurity or Terry syndrome is a disease of the eye affecting prematurely-born babies generally having received intensive neonatal care, in which oxygen therapy is used on them due to the premature development of their lungs. Retinopathy of prematurity is thought to be caused by disorganized growth of retinal blood vessels which may result in scarring and retinal detachment. It can be mild and may resolve spontaneously, but it may lead to blindness in serious cases. Both oxygen toxicity and relative hypoxia can contribute to the development of retinopathy of prematurity.



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A female infant born at 26 weeks' gestation comes to the clinic for fundoscopic examination. She is found to have an ophthalmic condition thought to be related to incomplete retinal vascularization and increased permeability of immature vessels. More than half her retina is involved with stage III disease, and dilated, tortuous vessels are seen around the optic disc on examination. Which of the following is the most appropriate next step in management?

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