Screening Examination of Premature Infants for Retinopathy of Prematurity

@inproceedings{2012ScreeningEO,
  title={Screening Examination of Premature Infants for Retinopathy of Prematurity},
  author={},
  year={2012}
}
  • Published 2012
This statement revises a previous statement on screening of preterm infants for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) that was published in 2006. ROP is a pathologic process that occurs only in immature retinal tissue and can progress to a tractional retinal detachment, which can result in functional or complete blindness. Use of peripheral retinal ablative therapy by using laser photocoagulation for nearly 2 decades has resulted in a high probability of markedly decreasing the incidence of this… CONTINUE READING