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Retinopathy of Prematurity

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Retinopathy of Prematurity

This is an eye disease in some premature babies that are born before 31 weeks. In normal development of the eye, the retina sense light and sends signals to the brain so that you can see. In conditions called Retinopathy of Prematurity, unwanted blood vessels grow on the baby’s retina. These blood vessels cause serious eye and vision problems.

Incase of a premature baby, it is best to get your childs eye examined by your Ophthalmologist to check the timely development of the retina and the normal growth of the eye.

With research over the years, we can now prevent the child from losing his vision due to this condition. Timely diagnosis and treatment, if required is the key.

Treatment options

  • Lasers to seal the abnormal eye vessels
  • Anti-Vegfs to reduce the signals of new vessel growth.

VissionTip : Don’t be worried incase you have a premature baby. Get their eyes checked by an Ophthalmologist at the earliest.

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