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Disease Retinopathy of Prematurity

Name Retinopathy of Prematurity
Synonyms Fibroplasia, Retrolental | Fibroplasias, Retrolental | Prematurity Retinopathies | Prematurity Retinopathy | Retrolental Fibroplasia | Retrolental Fibroplasias
Definition A bilateral retinopathy occurring in premature infants treated with excessively high concentrations of oxygen, characterized by vascular dilatation, proliferation, and tortuosity, edema, and retinal detachment, with ultimate conversion of the retina into a fibrous mass that can be seen as a dense retrolental membrane. Usually growth of the eye is arrested and may result in microophthalmia, and blindness may occur. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Categories Eye disease | Infant-newborn disease
MeSH® ID D012178
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1. DiseasesEye Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Retinal Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Retinopathy of Prematurity Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
2. DiseasesCongenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Infant, Newborn, Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Infant, Premature, Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Retinopathy of Prematurity Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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