retinopathy of prematurity

noun

Medical Definition of retinopathy of prematurity

: an ocular disorder of premature infants that occurs when the incompletely vascularized retina of such an infant completes an abnormal pattern of vascularization and that is characterized by the presence of an opaque fibrous membrane behind the lens of each eye abbreviation ROP

called also retrolental fibroplasia

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“Retinopathy of prematurity.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/retinopathy%20of%20prematurity. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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