retrolental fibroplasia


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Related to retrolental fibroplasia: kernicterus, absorption atelectasis, retinopathy of prematurity

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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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.
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.
Other antihistamines are also generally safe during pregnancy Still, all antihistamines should be avoided if premature labor occurs because, of a possible association between retrolental fibroplasia in premature babies exposed to antihistamines within 2 weeks of birth.
Later in my experience in the special care nursery I learned about premature babies and retrolental fibroplasia, now called (ROP) retinopathy of prematurity.