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Eye Exam for Retinopathy of Prematurity
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Eye Exam for Retinopathy of Prematurity Usage

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Reasons for Procedure

Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a rare condition that occurs in the eyes of infants who:

  • Are born prematurely
  • Are born with a low birth weight

With this condition, the blood vessels of the retina grow abnormally. This can lead to bleeding and scarring in the retina. ROP usually heals by itself. Most infants do not require treatment. In a small number of cases, ROP may cause vision loss or blindness. This exam is done to determine if the infant has ROP and, if so, what type of treatment would be the best option.



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