Thursday, May 30, 2024

Retinopathy of Prematurity


Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a serious vasoproliferative disorder that affects extremely premature infants. Milder forms of ROP often regress or heal without intervention; however, more advanced stages can lead to severe visual impairment or blindness. ROP remains a serious problem despite striking advances in neonatology: it can lead to lifelong disabilities for the smallest survivors of neonatal intensive care units (NICUs).

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