Assessment
Questionnaire

Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
 

Retinopathy of prematurity

Retinopathy of prematurity: Introduction

Retinopathy of prematurity: Eye problems that occur in premature underweight infants who are exposed to a high oxygen environment. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Retinopathy of prematurity is available below.

Symptoms of Retinopathy of prematurity

Home Diagnostic Testing

Home medical testing related to Retinopathy of prematurity:

Wrongly Diagnosed with Retinopathy of prematurity?

Retinopathy of prematurity: Deaths

Read more about Deaths and Retinopathy of prematurity.

Retinopathy of prematurity: Complications

Review possible medical complications related to Retinopathy of prematurity:

Causes of Retinopathy of prematurity

More information about causes of Retinopathy of prematurity:

Disease Topics Related To Retinopathy of prematurity

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Retinopathy of prematurity:

Retinopathy of prematurity: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:

In-Depth Reports: Diagnosis and Misdiagnosis

Diabetes diagnosis and misdiagnosis (In-Depth Report): Detailed report on diabetes misdiagnoses, rare curable types, and less common diagnostic issues....read full report »

Misdiagnosis and Retinopathy of prematurity

Metabolic syndrome often undiagnosed: Metabolic syndrome, also known as Syndrome X, is an often overlooked medical condition that causes a cluster of chronic symptoms. There are often...read more »

Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases, because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms. Although...read more »

Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss, there are varying degrees of severity. It is altogether too...read more »

Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something milder. Some of the conditions which may be ...read more »

Cluster of diseases with difficult diagnosis issues: There is a well-known list of medical conditions that are all somewhat difficult to diagnose, and all can...read more »

Alzheimer's disease over-diagnosed: The well-known disease of Alzheimer's disease is often over-diagnosed. Patients tend to assume that any memory loss or...read more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical...read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed with fatal...read more »

Rare type of breast cancer without a lump: There is a less common form of breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer. Its symptoms can be an inflammation of...read more »

Tremor need not be Parkinson's disease: There is the tendency to believe that any tremor symptom, or shakiness, means Parkinson's disease....read more »

Poorly healing leg rashes a classic sign of chronic disease: Recurring leg rashes, or poorly healing leg rashes, are a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes,...read more »

Leg cramps at night a classic sign: The symptom of having leg muscle cramps, particularly at night, is a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes. However, there are also...read more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to...read more »

Rare diseases misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease: A rare genetic disorder is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease for men in their 50's. The disease Fragile X disorder can show only...read more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but...read more »

Obesity-related conditions undiagnosed in children: A variety of conditions are associated with obesity (see obesity), but these tend to be undiagnosed more often in child patients than in adults. Some of the...read more »

Undiagnosed celiac disease in pregnancy harms fetus: The failure to diagnose the common but less known digestive disease celiac disease (see symptoms of celiac...read more »

Misdiagnosed weight-related causes of infertility: A woman's weight status can affect her level of fertility. Although obesity or overweight can in themselves reduce...read more »

Retinopathy of prematurity: Research Doctors & Specialists

Research related physicians and medical specialists:

Other doctor, physician and specialist research services:

Hospitals & Clinics: Retinopathy of prematurity

Research quality ratings and patient safety measures for medical facilities in specialties related to Retinopathy of prematurity:

Choosing the Best Hospital: More general information, not necessarily in relation to Retinopathy of prematurity, on hospital performance and surgical care quality:

Retinopathy of prematurity: Rare Types

Rare types of diseases and disorders in related medical categories:

Evidence Based Medicine Research for Retinopathy of prematurity

Medical research articles related to Retinopathy of prematurity include:

Click here to find more evidence-based articles on the TRIP Database

Retinopathy of prematurity: Animations

Research about Retinopathy of prematurity

Visit our research pages for current research about Retinopathy of prematurity treatments.

Clinical Trials for Retinopathy of prematurity

The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Retinopathy of prematurity include:

Statistics for Retinopathy of prematurity

Retinopathy of prematurity: Broader Related Topics

Retinopathy of prematurity Message Boards

Related forums and medical stories:

User Interactive Forums

Read about other experiences, ask a question about Retinopathy of prematurity, or answer someone else's question, on our message boards:

Definitions of Retinopathy of prematurity:

A bilateral retinopathy occurring in premature infants treated with excessively high concentrations of oxygen, characterized by vascular dilatation, proliferation, and tortuosity, edema, and retinal detachment, with ultimate conversion of the retina into a fibrous mass that can be seen as a dense retrolental membrane. Usually growth of the eye is arrested and may result in microophthalmia, and blindness may occur. (Dorland, 27th ed) - (Source - Diseases Database)

Retinopathy of prematurity is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Retinopathy of prematurity, or a subtype of Retinopathy of prematurity, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise