Retinopathy of Prematurity


How to Protect Your Babies Against Retinopathy of Prematurity

Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a condition in which the retinal blood vessels are damaged. This leads to the detachment and subsequent loss of vision. ROP is one of the leading causes of blindness in children under one year old, accounting for nearly 50% of all cases. It is caused by premature birth and low birth weight. The risk factors include being born prematurely, having a low birth weight, or being born to a mother with high blood pressure during pregnancy.

The prevalence of ROP among premature infants is high. In fact, 80% of cases are diagnosed in babies born before 28 weeks gestation. The incidence of ROP increases with gestational age, so only 25% of the cases are diagnosed in babies born at 28 weeks or later.

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