Eye Conditions and Treatment
Retinopathy of Prematurity is treated in the Pediatric & Adult Strabismus Service and the Retina Service
Retinopathy of Prematurity
Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) is a developmental disease of the eye that affects premature infants. When a baby is born, the retinal blood vessels have not completed their development. In patients with ROP, the blood vessels stop growing and new, abnormal blood vessels grow instead of normal retinal blood vessels. The developmental arrest and blood vessel maldevelopment may be temporary or permanent, minimal or severe. The most severe complication of this disease is bilateral blindness in early childhood.
Signs and Symptoms
Treatment and Prevention
For a deeper understanding of the diagnosis and treatment plan for retinopathy of prematurity, see Retinopathy of Prematurity Eye Facts.