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What causes retinopathy of prematurity?

What causes retinopathy of prematurity?

Oxygen: The care of premature birth babies is a battle between things known to increase survival including oxygen administration versus the risk of this life-saving oxygen cause retinopathy. No intervention is as good as oxygen and so this is an assumed risk. Treatment for this is possible including bevicizumab. ...Read more

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Retinopathy (Definition)

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Retinopathy of prematurity still common?

Retinopathy of  prematurity still common?

Yes: The main risk factor for development of rop is prematurity and low birth weight. With better survival rates for premature babies, we are seeing more of these children with rop. ...Read more

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How can I help my baby if he has retinopathy of prematurity?

See below: Other than recommended follow up with an ophthalmologist, there is nothing you can do, sorry. ...Read more

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What increases the risk of having retinopathy of prematurity?

What increases the risk of having retinopathy of prematurity?

Earlier age of birth: The care of premature birth babies is a battle between things known to increase survival including oxygen administration versus the risk of this life-saving oxygen cause retinopathy. No intervention is as good as oxygen and so this is an assumed risk. Treatment for this is possible including bevicizumab. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of retinopathy of prematurity?

What are the  most common causes of retinopathy of prematurity?

Premature birth!: The cause is due to premature birth and possibly use of high oxygen concentration for breathing in premature infants. The retina is not fully developed and vascularized in the periphery and exposure to the air causes the peripheral retina to not vascularize, which can cause contraction, scarring and possible retinal detachment. ...Read more

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Which celebrities babies have retinopathy of prematurity?

Which celebrities babies have retinopathy of prematurity?

Protected info: This is protected health information, to which only the parent's, child and doctors involved should be privy. ...Read more

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What is cicatricial retinopathy of prematurity like?

Decreases vision.: Cicatricial retinopathy causes scar tissue in the retina, which is the neural layer of the eye that is used for vision. Usually such retinal changes impinge on vision. A pediatric ophthalmologist (eye doctor) can help assess the extent of the damage and what visual effects to expect and whether any treatment can be helpful. ...Read more

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Who else has retinopathy of prematurity besides tiny babies?

Who else has retinopathy of prematurity besides tiny babies?

Also iillnesses: Prematurity is a risk factor that can lead to blindness. One important risk factor is birth weight, 1251 grams or less (2 lbs 12 ounces). A landmark study called the early treatment for retinopathy of prematurity, laser decreased incidence of blindness http://www.Nei.Nih.Gov/neitrials/static/study83.Asp the patient will need lifelong eye care for glaucoma, cataracts, strabismus, amblyopia, etc. ...Read more

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Can I get financial help for with my baby's retinopathy of prematurity?

RETINOPATHY: Prematurity has secondary retinopathy from bili light exposure. You can get financial help from the disability of prematurity by applying to social security. ...Read more

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How common now is retinopathy of prematurity (rop) in babies?

How common now is retinopathy of prematurity (rop) in babies?

Rare: 0.2 - 0.4% of all babies born in the us. The more premature the baby, the higher the likelihood. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is cicatricial retinopathy of prematurity?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is cicatricial retinopathy of prematurity?

Scarring: Scarring of the eye- retina as avreuslt of being born prematurely..Some children wll have impaired vision as a result and others will recover fully with time. Yo can enhance recovery with chinese medicine. I recommend you find someone in your area and talk with them. ...Read more

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Are premature babies who suffered retinopathy of prematurity have any chance of seeing?

Are premature babies who suffered retinopathy of prematurity have any chance of seeing?

Yes: Babies with retinopathy of prematurity (rop) have a good chance of seeing in societies where advanced medical care exists. About 500 children per year in the us are reported to develop blindness due to rop. Ongoing follow up for babies with rop is important because other vision issues can also occur in these children over time. ...Read more

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Are premature babies who suffered retinopathy of prematurity and went blind ever going to have any chance of seeing?

Are premature babies who suffered retinopathy of prematurity and went blind ever going to have any chance of seeing?

Very Unlikely: Prematurity is a risk factor that can lead to blindness. One important risk factor is birth weight, 1251 grams or less (2 lbs 12 ounces). A landmark study called the early treatment for retinopathy of prematurity, laser decreased incidence of blindness http://www.Nei.Nih.Gov/neitrials/static/study83.Asp the patient will need lifelong eye care for glaucoma, cataracts, strabismus, amblyopia, etc. ...Read more

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What is premature retinopathy?

What is premature retinopathy?

ROP?: There is a condition occurring in premature infants called Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) in which the child is born before the retina has completed normal growth. Treatment needs to be done early and can involve observation, laser, injections and surgery. ...Read more

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What is premature retinopathy?

What is premature retinopathy?

ROP?: There is a condition occurring in premature infants called Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) in which the child is born before the retina has completed normal growth. Treatment needs to be done early and can involve observation, laser, injections and surgery. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of retinopathy?

Age and Diabetes: The most common retinopathies are caused by age (macular degeneration) and diabetes (diabetic retinopathy). There are many others as well. ...Read more

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Why does diabetes cause retinopathy?

Why does diabetes cause retinopathy?

Vascular damage: Diabetes can cause damage to the small blood vessels in the eye causing microvascular leakage and occlusion. Elevated blood sugar levels appear to be the primary cause of this damage. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for serius retinopathy?

Time: Serous retinopathy, also termed central serous maculopathy, is a condition of unknown origin which causes the central vessels to leak fluid, raising the retina in that area, and causing a distortion or lowering of the vision. Treatments such as steroids have been proven not to work and may be detrimental. Most cases spontaneous improve over a six month interval and laser might melp. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have proliferate vitreo retinopathy (pvr)?

What does it mean to have proliferate vitreo retinopathy (pvr)?

Complication: Pvr is the most common cause of failure for retinal detachment surgery. Some patients have a very active healing response which creates scar tissue that pulls the retina back off. Once pvr occurs, it needs to be treated with vitrectomy and possibly a buckle and silicone oil. It is possible that multiple surgeries will be needed to stabilize the retina. ...Read more

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How long do people commonly survive at the stage of retinopathy & gangrene?

Not sure : If you are talking about complications from diabetes, those two conditions mean that diabetes has corroded the small blood vessels in the body. Try to have the blood sugar under good control. These conditions do not mean death is imminent. ...Read more