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Blunted inflammatory and faster clinical recovery following laser treatment compared to cryotherapy
  1. Karel Allegaert,
  2. Marc Van de Velde
  1. NICU and Anaesthesiology, University Hospital, Leuven, Belgium
  1. Correspondence to:
    Karel Allegaert
    NICU and Anaesthesiology, University Hospital, Leuven, Belgium;karel.allegaert{at}

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We read with great interest the letter of Anand et al in this journal on the use of different modes of analgesia and anaesthesia during retinal surgery for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP).1 We fully agree that the administration of medication for sedation, analgesia and paralysis on the neonatal ward avoids delay in treatment and eliminates the unnecessary transfer of neonates before and following surgery.2 We would like to mention an additional point not yet considered in the current …

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