Screening for retinopathy of prematurity: evaluation and modification of guidelines.

@article{Larsson2002ScreeningFR,
  title={Screening for retinopathy of prematurity: evaluation and modification of guidelines.},
  author={Eva Larsson and Gerd Holmstr{\"o}m},
  journal={The British journal of ophthalmology},
  year={2002},
  volume={86 12},
  pages={
          1399-402
        }
}
AIMS To evaluate current screening guidelines for ROP (retinopathy of prematurity) and to determine whether they can be modified. METHODS In accordance with the authors' present criterion, infants born in Stockholm County, Sweden, from 1 August 1998 to 31 July 2000, with a gestational age of < or =32 weeks, were screened for ROP. The effectiveness of screening was studied. RESULTS The incidence of ROP was 25.5% in this study. A dropout group comprising almost 20% of the population studied… CONTINUE READING

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