retrolental fibroplasia


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retrolental fibroplasia

[¦re·trə¦lent·əl ‚fī·brə′plā·zhə]
(medicine)
An oxygen-induced disease of the retina in premature infants characterized by formation of an opaque membrane behind the lens of the eye.
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Riley P, Slater T (1969) Pathogenesis of retrolental fibroplasia. Lancet 2: 265.
Retrolental fibroplasia or intraventricular hemorrhage occurred in six infants.
Because of fears about retrolental fibroplasia in preterm babies, many physicians withhold adequate oxygen from the neonate.
Retrolental fibroplasia: What we know and what we don't know.
Researchers termed the condition retrolental fibroplasia (RLF).
Too much oxygen in my incubator I caused a filament to form over the corneas of my eyes, a condition known as retrolental fibroplasia. As a result, I'm blind.
Private agencies in the United States have been providing specialized support for children with severe, uncorrectable visual impairments since the emergence of retrolental fibroplasia in the mid-20th century.