Retinopathy of prematurity

David K. Coats, Ashvini K. Reddy

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Abstract

The search for a cure for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) has become a priority among researchers since the disease was first described by Theodore L. Terry in 1942 [68]. ROP is a common disorder, and the risk of visual impairment can be minimized in the vast majority of affected infants with careful management. Despite this, it is estimated that ROP accounts for 19% of cases of pediatric blindness worldwide [29] and is a leading cause of blindness in children attending schools for the blind [63, 66]. Continued interest in understanding and eradicating the disorder has brought about unprecedented collaboration among scientists, ophthalmologists, and public health activists in both developed and developing nations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPediatric Ophthalmology
Subtitle of host publicationCurrent Thought and A Practical Guide
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages375-386
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783540686309
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

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  • Medicine(all)

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    Coats, D. K., & Reddy, A. K. (2009). Retinopathy of prematurity. In Pediatric Ophthalmology: Current Thought and A Practical Guide (pp. 375-386). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-68632-3_25