Tag: Retinopathy of prematurity

Piloting the Treatment of Retinopathy in India: Diabetic Retinopathy and Retinopathy of Prematurity

The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust funded a programme of work to prevent and treat retinopathy in India. The Trust chose two institutions to carry out its work. The Public Health Foundation of India and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. At the time that the work began, there were no programmes that…

Retinopathy of prematurity: A global perspective of the epidemics, population of babies at risk and implications for control

Abstract: Globally at least 50,000 children are blind from retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) which is now a significant cause of blindness in many middle income countries in Latin American and Eastern Europe. Retinopathy of prematurity is also being reported from the emerging economies of India and China. The characteristics of babies developing severe disease varies,…