Retinopathy And Being Pregnant What Is Cicatricial Retinopathy Of Prematurity?

What is cicatricial retinopathy of prematurity? - retinopathy and being pregnant

I have several diagnoses, but that's what I was born.
What is it?


iwishiwe... said...

Retinopathy of prematurity is a bilateral disease, abnormal blood vessels of the retina in premature infants, particularly those with low birth weight. Results may vary from normal vision to blindness. The diagnosis is confirmed by ophthalmoscopy. Treatment of the disease can also cryotherapy or photocoagulation, is addressed to a different treatment of complications) (eg, retinal detachment.

The interior of the blood vessels in the retina start to grow about half of the pregnancy, but not fully vascularized retina until the end. Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) occurs when the vessels that grow in an abnormal pattern, forming a rim of vascular tissue between the retina and central nonvascularized peripheral retina. In severe ROP, these new vessels invade the vitreous. Sometimes, the entire vascular system of the swell of the eyes ( "plus" disease).

Susceptibility to ROP is correlated with the rate of avascular retina, which remains at the birth. About 80% of newborns weighing less than 1 kg at birth develop ROP. The percentage is higher when there are many medical complications. Terminaltion, the surplus increased (especially long term) O2 risk, but a security level and duration of the additional O2 were not determined, but it is often necessary, additional O2 for oxygen to the baby

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