Review of Retinopathy of Prematurity

S D Med. 2023 Aug;76(8):372-375.


Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a leading cause of blindness in pre-term infants and is caused by incomplete vascularization of the retina at birth. Early diagnosis and treatment of ROP is important to reduce the risk of vision loss. The risk factors, pathogenesis, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of this disease will be reviewed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity* / diagnosis
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity* / therapy
  • Risk Factors