The Incidence and Risk Factors of Severe Retinopathy of Prematurity in Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants in Turkey

Celebi A. R. C. , Petricli I. S. , Hekimoglu E., Demirel N., Bas A. Y.

MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR, vol.20, pp.1647-1653, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.12659/msm.892262
  • Title of Journal : MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR
  • Page Numbers: pp.1647-1653
  • Keywords: Gestational Age, Infant, Extremely Premature, Prevalence, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Risk Factors, Turkey, INTENSIVE-CARE UNITS, THRESHOLD RETINOPATHY, ROP


Background: The aim of this study was to identify the incidence of severe retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) requiring laser treatment and the overall incidence of ROP in extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants, and to evaluate the associated risk factors for developing severe ROP in ELBW infants in Turkey.