The Intertwined Paths of Retinopathy of Prematurity and Neonatal Intensive Care


The story of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and its evolution in the last 70 years is remarkably linked to the evolution of neonatal care itself. From a sporadic disease affecting preterm infants in resource-rich countries, ROP now has now become a global disease. The growing success of neonatal care in less developed countries is enabling survival of tiny premature infants; it is also replaying the saga of ROP-related blindness from many decades ago. Indeed, several remarkable features of this intertwined story deserve to be highlighted and are elegantly covered in this issue of the Clinics in Perinatology. (Source: Clinics in Perinatology)