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Retinopathy of Prematurity

Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is an abnormal development of retinal blood vessels in premature infants as a result of immature and incomplete vascularization of the retina. Visual impairments such as retinal detachment and blindness can occur in infants at risk if symptoms progress to the advanced stages. It is imperative for infants born at risk have access to screening services and follow up.

The ROP expert panel worked on several objectives relating to remote screening and improving access to care. Clinical guidelines for ROP eye examinations to promote consistency and standardization of practice across all hospitals are included on this page.

Work Group Terms of Reference (PDF)

Work Group Membership (PDF)


Clinical Guidelines for Screening Examinations for ROP