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Retinopathy of prematurity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8837129     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a disease characterized by abnormal growth of retinal blood vessels in the eyes of premature infants. It is especially severe in the tiniest, most premature infants, whose chances of survival have increased with advances in neonatal care. Infants in whom ROP is diagnosed during the perinatal period are at risk for ocular abnormalities and for deficits in visual function. This article reviews the classification of ROP, summarizes current recommendations for screening of ROP in the perinatal period, and describes recent findings with respect to ocular and visual acuity outcomes of infants with ROP.
V Dobson; G E Quinn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Optometry clinics : the official publication of the Prentice Society     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1050-6918     ISO Abbreviation:  Optom Clin     Publication Date:  1996  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-12-17     Completed Date:  1996-12-17     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9106715     Medline TA:  Optom Clin     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  105-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departments of Ophthalmology and Psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Infant, Newborn
Retinopathy of Prematurity* / classification,  complications,  diagnosis,  therapy
Vision Disorders / diagnosis,  etiology,  therapy
Vision Screening
Visual Acuity
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