Retinopathy of Prematurity

Importance of Follow up

Retinopathy of Prematurity is characterized by abnormal vasculature and fibrosis development in the retinal layer of premature babies who are born before the development of vessels inside of the eye. Since there is no symptom, babies who are born before 32nd week and under 1500 kg must be examined by an experienced ophthalmologist. Treatment choices include follow up, laser, cryotherapy or surgery.