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IVF babies with ROP at higher gestational age and birth weight: implications of changing screening criteria
  1. M Minasian,
  2. A Fielder
  1. Department of Paediatric Ophthalmology, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital London, UK
  1. Correspondence to: MissMeg Minasian Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, 369, Fulham Road, London SW10 9NH, UK;

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There is interest in reducing the criteria for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) screening below the current guidelines of less than 32 weeks gestation and birth weight less than 1501 g.

Here we present three babies conceived by in vitro fertilisation (IVF) who were close to the limits of the current criteria and would not be identified should such changes be made.

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A female baby, twin 2 of an IVF pregnancy, born at 31+4 weeks with a birth weight of 1.27 kg developed bilateral stage 3 ROP with mild vascular changes (pre-plus disease), but did not …

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