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What is Retinopathy of prematurity?

What is Retinopathy of prematurity?

  • Retinopathy of prematurity: Eye problems that occur in premature underweight infants who are exposed to a high oxygen environment.
  • 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)

Retinopathy of prematurity: Introduction

Types of Retinopathy of prematurity:

Broader types of Retinopathy of prematurity:

How serious is Retinopathy of prematurity?

Complications of Retinopathy of prematurity: see complications of Retinopathy of prematurity

What causes Retinopathy of prematurity?

Causes of Retinopathy of prematurity: see causes of Retinopathy of prematurity
Cause of Retinopathy of prematurity: Typically from excessive oxygen received in humidicrib treatment for premature babies.

What are the symptoms of Retinopathy of prematurity?

Symptoms of Retinopathy of prematurity: see symptoms of Retinopathy of prematurity

Complications of Retinopathy of prematurity: see complications of Retinopathy of prematurity

Can anyone else get Retinopathy of prematurity?

More information: see contagiousness of Retinopathy of prematurity
Inheritance: see inheritance of Retinopathy of prematurity

Retinopathy of prematurity: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Retinopathy of prematurity.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Retinopathy of prematurity.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Retinopathy of prematurity: see treatments for Retinopathy of prematurity
Research for Retinopathy of prematurity: see research for Retinopathy of prematurity

Organs Affected by Retinopathy of prematurity:

Organs and body systems related to Retinopathy of prematurity include:

Name and Aliases of Retinopathy of prematurity

Main name of condition: Retinopathy of prematurity

Other names or spellings for Retinopathy of prematurity:

retrolental fibroplasia, Terry syndrome, retrolental fibroaplasia, ROP, RLF

Terry's syndrome, Retrolental fibroplasia Source - Diseases Database

RLF, ROP, Retrolental fibroplasia, RLF, ROP
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Retinopathy of prematurity: Related Conditions

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