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One hundred eighty-seven premature babies, 48 of whom suffered from retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), were examined. A higher incidence of strabismus was found in the group with cicatricial ROP (23% vs. 9%). Amblyopia was present in 6% of the ROP group and in only 1.4% of babies without ROP. Myopia was found in 50% of the ROP group as compared with 15% in(More)
A baby born at 25 weeks gestation with a birth weight of 800 g who suffered from severe respiratory distress syndrome with metabolic acidosis is described. Active retinopathy of prematurity, stages II and III, was found in the right eye at the age of 1 month and in the left eye a month later. Both eyes were treated by peripheral cryopexy. The pathological(More)
A 22-year-old female was admitted to our department due to sudden loss of vision of her right eye. The funduscopic examination revealed a clinical picture of venous stasis retinopathy combined with macular branch artery occlusion. The physical examination and the laboratory tests confirmed the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus.
Over the last decade major advances have been made in the understanding of the pathogenesis and evolution of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). The increased survival of very small premature infants in modern neonatal intensive care units has led to the resurgence of this potentially blinding disease. ROP appears to be a multifactorial disease, the(More)
A 54-year-old man with a past history of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hypercholesterolemia and two myocardial infarctions presented with repeated attacks of amaurosis fugax in the right eye. The fact that the amaurosis occurred only on downward gaze is sufficient evidence to exclude carotid atheromatous disease and to imply an orbital etiology.
Twenty-nine patients with presumed compressive optic neuropathy were studied, and pupil cycle times were measured. We found (1) normalcy of the test in cases of space-occupying lesion without suprasellar extension or after successful operation; (2) prolongation of pupil cycle time in cases of subclinical disorder conformed by visual evoked responses as(More)
We report our 11 years' experience of cryotherapy for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). Charts of 624 infants weighing under 1250 g who were admitted to our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit during 1977-87 were reviewed. Three hundred and eighty nine babies survived, and the total ROP prevalence was 57.5%. Cryotherapy was applied to 35%. Only one case (0.25%) of(More)
A patient with subdural hematoma and right amaurosis resulting from traumatic injury to the optic nerve developed papilledema in both eyes a few days after the trauma. This was interpreted as supplementary proof of the existence of axonal flow in the first weeks after occurrence of the optic axon lesion. In the amaurotic eye, the papilledema was less(More)