Retinopathy of Prematurity
"Retinopathy of Prematurity" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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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)
|Retinopathy of Prematurity
- Retinopathy of Prematurity
- Prematurity Retinopathies
- Prematurity Retinopathy
- Retrolental Fibroplasia
- Fibroplasia, Retrolental
- Fibroplasias, Retrolental
- Retrolental Fibroplasias
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