The effect of cryotherapy on oxygen‐induced retinopathy in the newborn kitten

I. Kremer, R. Kissunz, I. Nissenkorn, I. Ben‐Sira, A. Garner

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Abstract. Partial cryotherapy was performed in the right eye of 14 kittens with experimental oxygen‐induced retinopathy, while the left eye remained untreated as a control. Subsequent funduscopic examination and histopathological studies of all kittens showed no significant difference between the treated and untreated eyes with respect to the amount of neovascular proliferation. We attribute this negative result mainly to the fact that the cryoablation of the kittens' retina was incomplete, leaving a considerable amount of residual ischemic retina. 1988 Institution Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-304
Number of pages6
JournalActa Ophthalmologica
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1988
Externally publishedYes


  • cryotherapy
  • kitten model
  • retinal ischemia
  • vasoproliferative retinopathy


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