Retinopathy of Prematurity

Current Diagnosis and Management

  • Andrés Kychenthal B.
  • Paola Dorta S.

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Mary Elizabeth Hartnett
    Pages 1-11
  3. Thomas Lee
    Pages 13-18
  4. Clare M. Wilson, Anna L. Ells, Alistair R. Fielder
    Pages 19-28
  5. Adam L. Rothman, Ramiro S. Maldonado, Lejla Vajzovic, Cynthia A. Toth
    Pages 29-41
  6. Eric Nudleman, Michael T. Trese
    Pages 43-48
  7. Michael J. Shapiro, Michael P. Blair, Jose Maria Garcia Gonzalez
    Pages 49-70
  8. Paola Dorta S., Andrés Kychenthal B.
    Pages 71-78
  9. Khaled Tawansy, Anand Muthiah, Anika Muthiah
    Pages 79-94
  10. Andrés Kychenthal B., Paola Dorta S.
    Pages 95-105
  11. Eric Nudleman, Antonio Capone Jr
    Pages 107-117
  12. Wei-Chi Wu, Jane Z. Kuo
    Pages 119-128
  13. George Caputo
    Pages 129-134
  14. María Eliana Eberhard, Patricio A. Leyton
    Pages 135-137
  15. Monica Morgues
    Pages 139-149
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 151-155

About this book


This clinically oriented book is devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), a leading cause of childhood blindness. World-renowned experts in the field discuss epidemiologic and pathogenic aspects of the disease. The staging and classification of ROP are explained in detail, and guidance is provided on appropriate anesthesia. The state of the art in imaging of ROP is described and illustrated, with coverage of the advances in ophthalmic imaging technology and telemedicine that have revolutionized pediatric retinal examinations and contributed significantly in elucidating the pathophysiology of ROP and improving diagnosis and treatment. Treatment indications and therapeutic alternatives, including the use of antiproliferative drugs, are addressed in separate chapters, supplying the reader with the most up-to-date knowledge in the field.


Antiangiogenic therapy Neonatal screening Perterms Retinal digital imaging Vitreo-retinal surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrés Kychenthal B.
    • 1
  • Paola Dorta S.
    • 2
  1. 1.KYDOFTSantiagoChile
  2. 2.KYDOFTSantiagoChile

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-52188-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-52190-9
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