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retinopathy of prematurity

retinopathy of prematurity in Medicine

retinopathy of prematurity n.
Abnormal replacement of the sensory retina by fibrous tissue and blood vessels, occurring mainly in premature infants who are placed in a high-oxygen environment. Also called retrolental fibroplasia, Terry's syndrome.

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