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 and classification 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 have revolutionized 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 in separate chapters, supplying the reader with the most up-to-date knowledge in the field.
About the Author
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 Vitreoretinal Service 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.