Other content tagged: newborn health

Reasons for ROP occurrence and a new option of treatment: an interview with Professor Ann Hellström

Dear Professor Hellström, Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is an eye disease that only occurs in very preterm babies (usually preterm babies born before the 31st week or born with a birth weight below 1250 g). What exactly happens in the back of the eye, when a child develops an ROP and why does this occur? When a child develops ROP the development of the neurons and the vessels (neuro-vascular) in the retina (the part at the back of the eye…
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European Standards of Care for Newborn Health – One year anniversary

We reached a lot, it was a long way. In November it has been exactly one year since the European Standards of Care for Newborn Health had been officially launched in the European Parliament in Brussels. 5 years of hard preparing work had come to a close. Yet, this marked the beginning of the next big steps: disseminating and implementing the standards! For a year, we have been on the roll with the "Standards roadshow" all over Europe - and…
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Retinopathy of prematurity – not only an acute condition? An interview with Professor Armin Wolf

Interview with Professor Armin Wolf, Deputy Hospital Director, Eye Hospital, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) is a condition that is found in the eyes of very preterm born babies. It is characterised by changes in the developing blood vessels of the retina (the light-sensitive layer in the back of the eye that sends visual signals to the brain). If detected timely, it can usually be treated and a blindness can be prevented. Still, it is a condition of the…
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