March 1987

Retinopathy of Prematurity: Current Concepts and Controversies

Author Affiliations

Department of Ophthalmology University of Arizona Health Sciences Center 1501 N Campbell Ave Tucson, AZ 85724


by Alice R. McPherson, Helen M. Hitter, and Frank L. Kreteer, 237 pp, 170 illus, $45, Burlington, Ontario, BC Decker Publications Inc (Chicago, Year Book Medical Publishers Inc), 1986.

Am J Dis Child. 1987;141(3):334. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1987.04460030112038

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This is an extremely well-written book concerning all aspects of retinopathy of prematurity. While of primary interest to researchers and pediatric ophthalmologists, it is also loaded with information useful to neonatologists and pediatricians.

State-of-the-art ideas concerning research and the spindle-cell theory of pathogenesis, medical management, and vitamin E prophylaxis are thoroughly addressed, as are newer surgical approaches and their controversies. Also included are some of the medicolegal controversies. The book is well illustrated and has current references. It is a requirement for anyone with more than a passing interest in retrolental fibroplasia.

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