NICU Heroes Episode 24: Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP), Causes, Treatment & Research
Guest: Dr. Olachi Mezu-Ndubuisi, MD, OD, Neonatologist & Licensed Optometrist
McPherson Eye Research Institute’s Retina Research Foundation Edwin and Dorothy Gamewell Professor
Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics
Flaum Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology
University of Rochester
Disclaimer: The speaker in this interview discusses off-label medications and investigational treatments. These views and recommendations are the speaker’s own and should not be considered professional medical advice or endorsement. You should follow your local policies and procedures.
In this episode:
- Explain the prevalence of ROP in North America compared to globally
- Describe the two most common treatment options for ROP and their pros and cons
- List two long-term challenges infants with ROP face in childhood and/or as adults
This episode is eligible for CEUs.
ROP retinal images of stages/zones:
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