retrolental-fibroplasia

retrolental fibroplasia

noun Pathology.
an unusual eye disease occurring in premature infants, usually from being given high concentrations of oxygen, which causes abnormal formation of fibrous tissue behind the lens and often results in blindness.

Origin:
1940–45

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retrolental fibroplasia n.
See retinopathy of prematurity.

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