Low incidence of sight-threatening retinopathy of prematurity in infants born before 28 weeks gestation at a neonatal intensive care unit in Japan.


In conclusion, most of extremely preterm infants develop some degree of ROP. However, in the majority of these infants the ROP never progressed beyond mild disease and resolved spontaneously without treatment. Sight-threatening ROP was rare. The present study clarifies the natural history of ROP in extremely preterm infants with active perinatal care.
PMID: 23883589 [PubMed – in process] (Source: The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine)