Retinopathy of Prematurity

Premature babies are at higher risk for a number of debilitating health conditions. In fact, studies show that approximately 15,000 premature infants suffer from retinopathy in the United States.

In this video from the National Eye Institute , we take a closer look at retinopathy in premature babies. Retinopathy occurs when the retinal blood vessels are underdeveloped or fail to grow to the far edge of the retina. This ultimately causes the blood vessels to grow in the wrong direction and can lead to scar tissue, which can, in turn, cause retinal detachment and blindness. Learn more in this full clip.

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