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Retinopathy of prematurity


Pratik Sen

Consultant Ophthalmologist Apollo Hospitals Colombo, LK
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Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) was first noted in the 1940's when more and more oxygen was being administered to premature infants. This disease was called retrolental fibroplasia by Terry in 1941. The term retinopathy of prematurity was coined by Heath in 1951.

Key words: retinopathy of prematurity, ROP, retrolental fibroplasias

doi: 10.4038/sljch.v34i3.400

Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 2004; 34:89-91

How to Cite: Sen, P., 2009. Retinopathy of prematurity. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 34(3), pp.89–91. DOI:
Published on 09 Mar 2009.


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