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What are the most common causes of retinopathy of prematurity?

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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Ham
Dr. Michael Ham
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Dr. Timothy Perozek
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Prematurity

Retinopathy of prematurity needs to be screened for by an ophthalmologist.
This is often started while the baby is still in the hospital denver has great ophthalmologists including the university.

In brief: Prematurity

Retinopathy of prematurity needs to be screened for by an ophthalmologist.
This is often started while the baby is still in the hospital denver has great ophthalmologists including the university.
Dr. Timothy Perozek
Dr. Timothy Perozek
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