Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is one of the most common avoidable causes of blindness in children. It is estimated that out of 15 million babies born preterm (born before 37 completed weeks of gestation) every year, about 15 to 20% are affected by ROP. The correct diagnosis, treatment and also preventive measures help protect the eyesight of affected infants.
For more information about the risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment of ROP, please download our factsheet for healthcare professionals.
Also take a look at our ROP campaign page “The world is bright, save our babies’ sight” for further details and communication materials.