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gireesh

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ROP (Retinopathy of Prematurity)
« on: October 26, 2011, 03:28:53 AM »
My son is 6months old and  he is a premature baby.recently our doctor said he is having ROP (Retinopathy of prematurity) need to do laser ..If anybdy is facing  the same problem,it would be helpful if u can  share with me...

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Re: ROP (Retinopathy of Prematurity)
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2012, 05:37:55 AM »
Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), is a disease that affects the retina of the eye. It affects the blood vessels on the retina in a preterm babies eyes, and is one of the leading causes of childhood blindness.
In most cases, the growth of the retinal blood vessels will slow down on its own, and vision will develop normally. Some premature babies may develop severe ROP. It is classified as according to different stages.In think in your case ,your 6 months old son come under stage 2/3.In this case treatment may be needed to stop the abnormal growth of blood vessels on the retina or to correct a retinal detachment. Treatments include cryotherapy, laser therapy, and retinal surgeries.
Most of the cases they opt for laser therapy which has better results  than cryotherapy. A laser is used to make small burns on the parts of the retina affected by ROP. I think your doctor is right..do not wait give treatments as per the suggestion of your dr.


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Re: ROP (Retinopathy of Prematurity)
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2012, 07:27:06 AM »
god,i am sorry to hear that,god bless you,hope your baby can be better and better.
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Re: ROP (Retinopathy of Prematurity)
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2012, 01:39:03 PM »
 I think your doctor is right..do not wait give treatments as per the suggestion of your dr.