A total of 20 infants with bilateral symmetric zone 2 stages 3 advancing ROP were treated with conventional laser treatment followed by randomization of one eye to receive additional posterior retinal laser treatment.
Patients were followed up prospectively for 3 months.
Structural and functional outcomes and safety profiles were analyzed.
Results: 18/20 (90%) eyes in the study group and 19/20 (95%) eyes in the control group achieved regression of disease.
Faster and complete regression was observed at 4 weeks after posterior laser compared to the control group (P = 0.024).
Conclusion: Additional posterior barrage laser is a safe technique that led to faster and more complete regression in eyes with advancing ROP.
Audience Take Away:
New research will help the student understand the intricacies of the new technique and also its usefulness in preventing blindness in children
This will also familiarise the audience regarding
Utility of laser applications in halting neo-vascularisation due to avascular retina.