Retinopathy of prematurity: screening, incidence and risk factors analysis.

  title={Retinopathy of prematurity: screening, incidence and risk factors analysis.},
  author={C S Yang and S J Chen and Frank L. Lee and W M Hsu and Jin-Hwang Liu},
  journal={Zhonghua yi xue za zhi = Chinese medical journal; Free China ed},
  volume={64 12},
BACKGROUND The sequela of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is an important cause of infant blindness. This study was designed to screen the high-risk premature infants and investigate the incidence and risk factors associated with the development of ROP. METHODS From October 1997 to October 1998, all premature infants with birth body weight (BBW) less than 2000 gm or gestational age (GA) less than 36 weeks were enrolled and underwent ophthalmologic examination at 4 to 6 weeks of age at Taipei… CONTINUE READING