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Has ROP antenatal risk factors?
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Background: Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a disease affecting the formation of retinal blood vessels in the premature infant’s retina. Retinopathy of prematurity occurs when there is the cessation of normal retinal vascularization. Aim of the study – to review the development of the retina and its vasculature and to present unusual case of retinopathy of prematurity like changes found 26 hours after the birth of premature infant. Materials and methods: Fourteen eyes of the seven autopsied fetuses and infants born during 17–36 gestational weeks were investigated. Results: Histological pictures of the peripheral retina are presented. In 6 cases histology of the retina was similar as described in the literature and corresponded to normal retinal development. In one case (2 eyes) changes of retina were identified 26 hours after the premature birth. The findings correspond to the changes characteristic to the stage.
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Sirtautienė, Rasa
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Neišnešiotų naujagimių retinopatija, Vaikų oftalmologija, Retrolental fibroplasia, Pediatric ophtalmology
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