Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a potentially blinding disease that can occur in babies who are born prematurely. In ROP, retinal blood vessels may not develop normally, which can cause complications that lead to blindness. New-borns at most risk are those born after less than 34 weeks in the womb or those weighing less than 1500 grams at birth. Additional risk factors for ROP include respiratory problems, blood transfusions, infections, heart problems, and the need of high supplemental oxygen after birth.
Diagnosing and treating ROP requires ophthalmologists who have been specifically trained to diagnose and treat this disease. KMN’s highly trained ROP team has looked after infants with ROP since 2004. Our ophthalmologists routinely screen premature infant eyes for ROP, establish a diagnosis, and subsequently determine and carry out the correct treatment. Since 2004, several babies throughout Indonesia have been brought to KMN to receive the best possible care for ROP.