Friday, December 26, 2008

Retinopathy of Prematurity

To our disappointment, Crew is starting in with ROP. He is currently at stage 1, getting close to stage 2. It can resolve on its own without lasting effects or it can progress and require laser surgery to protect him from retinal detachment and blindness. Laser surgery often results in the loss of some peripheral vision as well as significant nearsightedness at a very early age. We are obviously praying for the first case scenario. He'll be receiving weekly eye exams to follow the progress.

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