Retinopathy of prematurity-incidence today

Zin, Andrea and Gole, Glen A. (2013) Retinopathy of prematurity-incidence today. Clinics in Perinatology, 40 2: 185-200. doi:10.1016/j.clp.2013.02.001

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Author Zin, Andrea
Gole, Glen A.
Title Retinopathy of prematurity-incidence today
Journal name Clinics in Perinatology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0095-5108
Publication date 2013-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.clp.2013.02.001
Volume 40
Issue 2
Start page 185
End page 200
Total pages 16
Place of publication Maryland Heights, MO, United States
Publisher W.B. Saunders
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
• Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is still a common cause of childhood blindness in high-income countries, although it no longer occurs in epidemic proportions.
• In middle-income countries, where there are often high rates of premature birth, ROP is now occurring in epidemic proportions (the third epidemic); it often occurs in babies of higher gestational age and birth weights than high-income countries, probably because of suboptimal neonatal care.
• If timely ROP detection and treatment programs are not put into place in middle-income countries, blindness from ROP is likely to increase because the survival of premature babies is increasing particularly in these countries.
Keyword Retinopathy of prematurity
Retinopathy of prematurity incidence
Childhood blindness
Retinopathy of prematurity detection
Middle-income countries
Geographically defined population
Extremely preterm infants
Childhood blindness
Screening criteria
Weeks gestation
Visual impairment
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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