ROP is a problem of the eye that was earlier referred to as retrolental fibroplasia (RLF). Premature infants who had received intensive neonatal care are particularly prone to getting affected from the same. There is a disorganized growth of retinal blood vessels that leads to acute vision issues and even blindness. Usually underweight babies or very poor birth rates are prone to this.
HOW IS ROP DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis is done by an ophthalmoscopic examination
HOW IS ROP TREATED?
Treatment of ROP depends on the stage of the disease. Children with mild ROP (stages 1 and 2) recover as they grow. Photocoagulation through laser therapy, cryopexy, scleral buckling and vitrectomy are common treatment methods for advanced stages of ROP.
DID YOU KNOW?
Prognosis of ROP depends on the prompt treatment given to the child