Variation in anaesthesia for the laser treatment of retinopathy of prematurity--a survey of ophthalmologists in the UK.
PURPOSE: Laser treatment for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) may be associated with systemic stress for the infant. No national consensus on the optimum method of anaesthesia for the treatment of ROP currently exists. This study ascertains the anaesthetic practices employed for the treatment of ROP by ophthalmologists in the United Kingdom (UK), and also their attitudes towards these practices. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A postal questionnaire was sent to 46 consultant ophthalmologists identifie...Expand abstract
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