Through The Eyes of a Child: Understanding Retinopathy through ROP (The Friedenwald Lecture)

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Retinopathy is a common cause of blindness in all age groups. There are 15 million people in the United States with age-related macular degeneration (AMD)—20% of those aged 65 to 74 years and 30% aged 74 years—and 1.6 million of those have neovascular (wet) AMD. In the working age population there are 20 million (7% of the population) with diabetes, and 50% of patients with diabetes mellitus have diabetic retinopathy (DR) after 25 years. In children, retinopathy of prematurity (ROP)...
Authors: Lois Smith