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When do premature retinas become developed in premature babies?

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Dr. Edward Evans
Neonatology 18 years experience
Rop: Infants born before 32 wks of age are at greatest risk for developing retinopathy of prematurity. Infants at risk are monitored beginning at 4 wks of age or 32 wks whichever is later retinas typically are mature at about 37 wks but this can vary, and so retinas are typically monitored until mature.

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