- Presents the latest knowledge in the field
- Provides practical guidelines on diagnosis and treatment
- Offers support for the creation of local guidelines
This clinically oriented book is devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), a leading cause of childhood blindness. World-renowned experts in the field discuss epidemiologic and pathogenic aspects of the disease. The staging andclassification of ROP are explained in detail, and guidance is provided on appropriate anesthesia. The state of the art in imaging of ROP is described and illustrated, with coverage of the advances in ophthalmic imaging technology and telemedicine that haverevolutionized pediatric retinal examinations and contributed significantly in elucidating the pathophysiology of ROP and improving diagnosis and treatment. Treatment indications and therapeutic alternatives, including the use of antiproliferative drugs, are addressed inseparate chapters, supplying the reader with the most up-to-date knowledge in the field.
Andrés Kychenthal, MD, graduated from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in 1991 and subsequently specialized in Ophthalmology. From 1995 to 2004 he worked as an Ophthalmologist in Santiago, Chile, except for a period as a Fellow in the VitreoretinalService at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK. In 2004 Dr. Kychenthal joined Clínica Tabancura, Santiago as Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Vitreo-Retina Specialist, and Director of the Ophthalmic Service, and from 2005 to 2012 he occupied the same positions at Roberto del Rio Children’s Hospital, Santiago. In 2012 he was appointed Director of the KYDOFT Foundation for Pediatric Retina. Dr. Kychenthal is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Association of Pediatric Vitreoretinal Surgeons, and Club Jules Gonin. He has authored more than 20 articles in national and international publications and regularly gives presentations at international meetings.
Paola Dorta, MD, graduated in 1994 from the School of Medicine, Universidad de Chile, where she subsequently undertook a residency in Ophthalmology, joined the ROP and Ocular Trauma program, and pursued a Vitreoretinal Fellowship. She also undertook anObservership in the Retina Service at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK. After working as an ophthalmologist at Hospital Salvador, Universidad de Chile and Clinica Tabancura, Santiago, in 2005 Dr. Dorta was appointed Director of the Retinopathy of PrematurityProgram and Associate Professor, School of Medicine, Roberto del Rio Children’s Hospital, Santiago. She also served as National Advisor on the National ROP Program for the Chilean Ministry of Heath. In 2012 Dr. Dorta became Medical Director of the KYDOFTFoundation for Pediatric Retina. Dr. Dorta is a member of several professional organizations and regularly gives presentations at international meetings.