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
American Academy of Pediatrics http://www.aap.org/
National Eye Institute http://www.nei.nih.gov/
Canadian Ophthalmology Society http://www.eyesite.ca/
Canadian Pediatric Society http://www.cps.ca/
American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. Screening examination of premature infants for retinopathy of prematurity. Pediatrics . 2006;117(2):572.
Retinopathy of prematurity. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php . Updated June 10, 2013. Accessed June 24, 2013.
Retinopathy of prematurity. National Eye Institute website, Available at: http://www.nei.nih.gov/health/rop . Accessed June 24, 2013.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 03/2013 -
- Update Date: 03/01/2013 -
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