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Q&A: ROP treatment challenges

Treatment of ROP can be carried out for both the proliferative vascularisation phase (Stage 3) and cicatricial (scaring with vitro-retinal traction, Stages 4 and 5) phase of ROP. Treatment during …

Preventing ROP in Premature Babies

Routine implementation of standard interventions from the moment of birth improves outcomes and prevents retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in premature babies. In this article, we consider in more detail three …

Preventing ROP in the NICU

In this video we describe the key components of providing high quality care to preterm babies which reduce the risk of ROP development – the roles of the neonatal team, …

Aggressive posterior ROP

This article is adapted from two articles on aggressive posterior retinopathy of prematurity (APROP) published in Comm Eye Health Vol. 31 No. 101 2018 pp S4 – S7 and pp …

Defining prematurity

Every year 15 million babies are born preterm – 1 in 10 of all babies born around the world (WHO 2012). Gestational age (GA) describes the length of time the …

Learning with us

If this is your first course, please review Using FutureLearn an introduction to learning with FutureLearn. How will we learn? Throughout our four weeks together we will use articles, mini-lectures …

Reflecting on and applying your learning this week

This week we have explored the wide range of multi-sectoral, organisational action that is needed to deliver high quality healthcare services and reduce preterm babies’ risk of developing long term …

A practical tool for ROP screening

In this step, we share a practical tool, the ‘ROP classification and decision making’ job aid. This downloadable infographic summarises what we have learned this week about the classification of …