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The Effects of Fetal Surgery on Retinopathy of Prematurity Development

Author(s): Sudha Nallasamy | Stefanie L. Davidson | Lori J. Howell | Holly Hedrick | Alan W. Flake | Timothy M. Crombleholme | N. Scott Adzick | Terri L. Young

Journal: Ophthalmology and Eye Diseases
ISSN 1179-1721

Volume: 2009;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 13;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Background: Fetal surgery is selectively offered for severe or life-threatening fetal malformations. These infants are often born prematurely and are thus at risk for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). It is not known whether fetal surgery confers an increased risk of developing severe ROP relative to published rates in standard premature populations ≤37 weeks of age grouped by birth weight (

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