Screening examination of premature infants for retinopathy of prematurity.

  title={Screening examination of premature infants for retinopathy of prematurity.},
  volume={117 2},
  • Published 2006 in Pediatrics
This statement revises a previous statement on screening of preterm infants for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) that was published in 2001. 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. Recent development of peripheral retinal ablative therapy using laser photocoagulation has resulted in the possibility of markedly decreasing the incidence of this poor visual… CONTINUE READING
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