Oxygen and retinopathy of prematurity

  title={Oxygen and retinopathy of prematurity},
  author={Ola Didrik Saugstad},
  journal={Journal of Perinatology},
Retinopathy of prematurity is on the rise and a third epidemic has been identified. In spite of extensive research and progress in the understanding of this disease in recent years, 50 000 children worldwide are blinded by this condition each year. The relation between hyperoxia, low-gestational age, growth retardation, oxygen dependent growth factors, and oxidative stress are now being understood more clearly. We know that in the first phase of retinopathy of prematurity, hyperoxia inhibits… CONTINUE READING
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