Retinopathy of Prematurity
(ROP; Retrolental Fibroplasia; RLF)
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- White pupils
- Abnormal eye movements
- Crossed eyes (turning toward each other)
- Amblyopia (lazy eye)
- Cryosurgery—freezing tissue in the eye to prevent the spread of abnormal blood vessels
- Laser ablation/photocoagulation—a laser stops abnormal blood vessels from growing
Healthy Children—American Academy of Pediatrics http://www.healthychildren.org
National Eye Institute http://www.nei.nih.gov
Canadian Ophthalmology Society http://www.eyesite.ca
Canadian Pediatric Society http://www.cps.ca
Fierson WM, American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Ophthalmology, American Academy of Ophthalmology; American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, American Association of Certified Orthoptists. Screening examination of premature infants for retinopathy of prematurity. Pediatrics. 2013;131(1):189-195.
Retinopathy of prematurity. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated April 10, 2015. Accessed June 17, 2015.
Retinopathy of prematurity. National Eye Institute website, Available at: http://www.nei.nih.gov/health/rop. Accessed June 17, 2015.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 06/2015 -
- Update Date: 05/05/2014 -
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