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Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol. 2013 May;88(5):184-8. doi: 10.1016/j.oftal.2012.07.030. Epub 2012 Oct 18.

Screening program for retinopathy of prematurity in Spain.

[Article in English, Spanish]

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  • 1Servicio de Oftalmología, Hospital Infantil, Hospital Universitario Miguel Servet, Zaragoza, Spain.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To prepare a retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) screening program as agreed by most of Spanish ophthalmologists dedicated to this topic.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

A draft of the protocol was produced taking into account the experience of the participants and current publications. This draft was corrected by all the ophthalmologists participating in the project and the final document produced was agreed by all of them.

RESULTS:

We present general guidelines to help in the screening of ROP, including treatment criteria, treatment methods, and a calendar of action.

CONCLUSIONS:

It is important to have a common working protocol in the screening of ROP to improve the action and to avoid mistakes. Although individual Hospitals may adapt the protocol to their daily activity, it is recommended that there is a minimal working protocol agreed by most of professionals dedicated to pediatric ophthalmology in Spain.

Copyright © 2012 Sociedad Española de Oftalmología. Published by Elsevier España, S.L. All rights reserved.

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