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i have a six month baby diagnosed with R.O.P and has had laser surgery 2 times in vein please advise on immediate treatment since one eye can still recover sight?

By Anonymous August 8, 2012 - 12:48am
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Hi Anon

Congrats on your new baby and thanks for your post.

I assume your baby was quite premature. ROP is seen in premature babies and depending on what level he has, he can have good eyesight or could be facing quite severe problems with vision. These "better" stages would be stage 1 and 2.

Stages 3 and 4 are more likely to lead to blindness.

The laser treatment he is having can really help.

He will have to be monitored very carefully.

You need to ask his doctor/surgeon for his prognosis - we cannot give you that here, unfortunately.

You can read more about ROP as well as all your options here: http://www.empowher.com/media/reference/retinopathy-prematurity

We wish your baby the very best and please keep us updated,


August 8, 2012 - 5:04am
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