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Retinopathy of prematurity

Disease definition

A rare retinal vasoproliferative disease affecting preterm infants characterized initially by a delay in physiologic retinal vascular development and compromised physiologic vascularity, and subsequently by aberrant angiogenesis in the form of intravitreal neovascularization.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • ROP
    • Retrolental fibroplasia
  • Prevalence: 1-5 / 10 000
  • Inheritance: -
  • Age of onset: Infancy, Neonatal
  • ICD-10: H35.1
  • OMIM: 133780
  • UMLS: C0035344
  • MeSH: D012178
  • GARD: 5695
  • MedDRA: 10038933

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