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What is the name of this illness that could cause blindness in preemies?

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Dr. Cristina Carballo
Pediatrics - Neonatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: ROP

Retinopathy of prematurity.
Happens in babies who were born prior to 32 weeks and have been exposed to oxygen. Increased incidence the more premie a baby is.

In brief: ROP

Retinopathy of prematurity.
Happens in babies who were born prior to 32 weeks and have been exposed to oxygen. Increased incidence the more premie a baby is.
Dr. Cristina Carballo
Dr. Cristina Carballo
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Dr. Donna Wilkins
Pediatrics - Neonatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: ROP

Retinopathy of prematurity.

In brief: ROP

Retinopathy of prematurity.
Dr. Donna Wilkins
Dr. Donna Wilkins
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Retinopathy of preee

Retinopathy of prematurity.
This is a condition induced in premature babies who require oxygen in an insulator. It caused considerable blindness until worked out in the 50s and 60s. However, neonatologists are getting so good perfecting the survivial of very small, very young babies that the condition is recurring given the choice between blindness risk and survival.

In brief: Retinopathy of preee

Retinopathy of prematurity.
This is a condition induced in premature babies who require oxygen in an insulator. It caused considerable blindness until worked out in the 50s and 60s. However, neonatologists are getting so good perfecting the survivial of very small, very young babies that the condition is recurring given the choice between blindness risk and survival.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Michael Ekizian
Internal Medicine

In brief: ROP

Retinopathy of prematurity, formerly known as retrolental fibroplasia.
It is a developmental vascular proliferative disorder that occurs in the retina of preterm infants with incomplete retinal vascularization (blood vessel formation).

In brief: ROP

Retinopathy of prematurity, formerly known as retrolental fibroplasia.
It is a developmental vascular proliferative disorder that occurs in the retina of preterm infants with incomplete retinal vascularization (blood vessel formation).
Dr. Michael Ekizian
Dr. Michael Ekizian
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