ROP

Alternative names
Retrolental fibroplasia; Retinopathy of prematurity

Definition
The retina is the part of the eye that transmits visual information to the brain. Retinopathy of prematurity is a disorder of retinal blood vessel development in the premature infant. The severe form is characterized by retinal vascular proliferation, scarring, retinal detachment, and Blindness.

see Retinopathy of prematurity.

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 7, 2012
by Sharon M. Smith, M.D.

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