ROP – Retinopathy of prematurity

Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is an eye disease that can happen in premature babies. It causes abnormal blood vessels to grow in the retina, and can lead to blindness. ROP is an acquired disease, generally affecting babies < 32 weeks GA and < than 1500g and is more frequent in developing countries.

Speaker: Dr. Norma Citlali Lara Molina
Ophthalmologist Specialized in Retina and Ophthalmopediatric

Understanding of the disease entity ROP, who is at risk, timing of the disease, disease progression, and importance of the screening examination, documentation and treatment are all necessary factors in helping prevent blindness in these patients.

At the end of the presentation, the clinician will be able to:

  • Understand the disease ROP
  • Understand what patient segment is at risk
  • Understand timing related to the detection of the disease and progression of the disease
  • Understand importance of the screening examination and retinal imaging for documentation
  • Understand indications for treatment and treatment options
Module 1 ROP - Retinopathy of prematurity
Unit 1 ROP - Video Lecture
Unit 2 ROP - The Quiz


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