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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.

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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)


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