Toth Co-authors International Classification of Retinopathy of Prematurity

Monday, July 12, 2021

Cynthia A. Toth, MD, Joseph A.C. Wadsworth Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology recently co-authored the article International Classification of Retinopathy of Prematurity, 3rd Edition. 

The International Classification of Retinopathy of Prematurity is a consensus statement that creates a standard nomenclature for classification of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). It was initially published in 1984, expanded in 1987, and revisited in 2005. This article presents a third revision, which is now required because of challenges such as: (1) concerns about subjectivity in critical elements of disease classification; (2) innovations in ophthalmic imaging; (3) novel pharmacologic therapies (e.g., anti–vascular endothelial growth factor agents) with unique regression and reactivation features after treatment compared with ablative therapies; and (4) recognition that patterns of ROP in some regions of the world do not fit neatly into the current classification system.

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