Understanding retinopathy of prematurity: update on pathogenesis.

@article{Rivera2011UnderstandingRO,
  title={Understanding retinopathy of prematurity: update on pathogenesis.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Carlos Rivera and Przemyslaw Sapieha and Jean-Sebastien Joyal and François Duhamel and Zhuo Shao and Nicholas Sitaras and Emilie Picard and Ellen Zhou and Pierre Lachapelle and Sylvain Chemtob},
  journal={Neonatology},
  year={2011},
  volume={100 4},
  pages={343-53}
}
Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), an ocular disease characterized by the onset of vascular abnormalities in the developing retina, is the major cause of visual impairment and blindness in premature neonates. ROP is a complex condition in which various factors participate at different stages of the disease leading to microvascular degeneration followed by neovascularization, which in turn predisposes to retinal detachment. Current ablative therapies (cryotherapy and laser photocoagulation) used… CONTINUE READING

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