Koraszülöttek ideghártya-elváltozása miatti lézerkezelés neonatális intenzív centrumokban. Csecsemo-Szem-Mento Program

Translated title of the contribution: Laser treatment for retinopathy of prematurity in neonatal intensive care units

Erika Maka, László Imre, Zsolt Somogyvári, János Németh

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Abstract

Introduction: Retinopathy of prematurity is a leading cause of childhood blindness around the world. Aim: The Department of Ophthalmology in Semmelweis University and the Neonatal Emergency and Ambulance Service called Peter Cerny started an innovation called Premature Eye Rescue Program to reduce the non-essential transport of premature babies suffering from retinopathy of prematurity. Method: During the first 5 years 186 eyes of 93 premature babies were treated bedside with stage 3 retinopathy of prematurity in the primary hospitals. Results: In this first 5-years period the authors reduced the event of transports of premature babies for laser treatment; 93 children avoided the unnecessary transport, saving altogether 21,930 kilometres distance for children as well as the ambulance service. Conclusions: The Premature Eye Rescue Program offers an effective and good alternative method for treatment of retinopathy in the primary hospitals. The authors propose the national extension of this program.

Translated title of the contributionLaser treatment for retinopathy of prematurity in neonatal intensive care units
Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)192-196
Number of pages5
JournalOrvosi hetilap
Volume156
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2015

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