How do I know if I have Retinopathy Of Prematurity?
What signs or symptoms may make you suspect you may have Retinopathy Of Prematurity. People who have experience in Retinopathy Of Prematurity offer advice of what things may make you suspicious and which doctor you should go to to receive treatment
If you were premature and less than 3lbs and now an adult it isn't unheard of that you might not have a diagnosis for your ROP as there wasn't as much awareness or knowledge of ROP that there now is, a visit to an ophthalmologist would e needed.
If you weighed less than 2 pounds at birth and you were born after 1984, you were screened for it. If you were born before 1984, you'll have to do some digging in your medical files or see an Opthalmologist who is well versed in ROP. Sometimes the damage can be seen around the very edges of the retina as an adult.
my son Alfie was born at 29 weeks due to severe pre eclampsia, he was 2lbs 5oz.
He had 3 lung collapses, was vented until day 6, then cpap then hi flow and by day 11 he was in air! He did need the odd trickle post feeds until around 35w gestat...