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dc.contributor.authorManuchian, Sonia
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-04T12:03:00Z
dc.date.available2018-09-04T12:03:00Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/74203
dc.description.abstractRetinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a leading cause of visual impairment in prematurely born children. Two treatment options for severe ROP utilize laser and/or anti-VEGF injections. We aim to determine the influence of treatment on binocularity outcomes. This cross-sectional study prospectively measures binocularity using tests of fusion and stereopsis in children aged three to eight with a history of ROP treatment with either laser or anti-VEGF injections. 44 children were recruited: 23, anti-VEGF and 21, laser. No statistically significant difference in rates of binocularity was detected (67% laser vs 82% anti-VEGF). Laser-treated participants experienced a greater number of cumulative insults to binocularity than those in the anti-VEGF group (p=0.04). Patients with a history of ROP treated with laser or anti-VEGF require long-term follow-up to address binocularity-disrupting factors. Further investigation with a larger sample size of visually mature subjects is needed to confirm these findings.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectRetinopathy of Prematurityen_US
dc.subjectLaser Ablationen_US
dc.subjectAnti-VEGFen_US
dc.subjectBinocularityen_US
dc.subjectFusionen_US
dc.titleBINOCULARITY OUTCOMES OF LASER ABLATION VERSUS ANTI-VEGF TREATMENTS IN RETINOPATHY OF PREMATURITYen_US
dc.date.defence2018-08-28
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Clinical Vision Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerStephanie Smithen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorDarren Oystrecken_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Kamiar Mireskandarien_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerSteve van Iderstineen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Johane Robitailleen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Nasrin Tehranien_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalReceiveden_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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