Laser Treatment for Retinopathy of Prematurity Through the Incubator Wall
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In this era of early treatment for retinopathy of prematurity, sick infants who develop aggressive diseases or remain oxygen and temperature dependent may be treated while they are inside the incubator itself, thus avoiding unnecessary delays. This article describes the treatment of eight infants with retinopathy of prematurity who were dependent on an incubator by using a laser indirect ophthalmoscope delivery system through the slanting transparent wall of the incubator. In this series, which is the largest to date, the relative advantages and disadvantages of the procedure are discussed.
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