Early laser treatment in infants with aggressive posterior retinopathy of prematurity (APROP)

Poster Details

First Author: M.Sharma INDIA

Co Author(s):    M. Dogra   D. Katoch   R. Samanta                       

Abstract Details


To report the outcome of early laser treatment in infants with APROP.


Advanced Eye Centre, PGIMER, Chandigarh


Infants undergoing laser photocoagulation for APROP between 2005 & 2014 were evaluated. Infants undergoing laser treatment in ≤ 31 days of life (Group A) and >31 days (Group B) were compared.


195 eyes of 100 infants (44 in group A and 56 in group B) were included. Group A achieved favourable structural outcome in 98.9 % as compared to 81.5% in group B (p< .001) Conclusion: Early laser treatment significantly improved final structural outcome in APROP infants.


This retrospective case series showed significantly higher fibrovascular proliferation before laser in delayed (>31 days) treatment group as compared to early (≤31 days) group (p=.039). Incidence of haemorrhage and tractional retinal detachment after laser was statistically higher in delayed treatment group (p value .03 and .006 respectively).

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