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Medical Term:

retinopathy of prematurity


Definition: abnormal replacement of the sensory retina by fibrous tissue and blood vessels, occurring mainly in premature infants with a birth weight of less than 1500 g who are placed in a high-oxygen environment.

Synonym(s): retinopapillitis of premature infants, retrolental fibroplasia, Terry syndrome

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