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Retinopathy of prematurity
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  1. DAVID KENT,
  2. DAVID CLARK
  1. Walton Hospital, Rice Lane
  2. Liverpool L9 1AE

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    Editor,—Treating retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a procedure requiring significant degrees of skill and patience. The surgeon usually has to treat the peripheral retina, a task that is frequently made difficult because of the small eye in the premature baby and also because in many cases visualisation is further complicated by poor pupillary dilatation secondary to the disease process. Optical clarity, for laser treatment …

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