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Question:
Is there a medical cure (gene therapy, laser, etc.) for children's blindness caused primarily by ROP? My kid is now 13 years old, born prematurely, and suffered ROP. Please help, we are always in constant, extreme emotional pain and suffering because of her condition. Thank you!

Answer:
ROP remains a devastating disease for affected children and their families. For some children, laser can reduce the chance of permanent visual loss. At present, for children who are older, we do not have methods of correcting the scarring that happens in many of the cases of serious ROP.

Answered by: Michael Repka, MD Dr. Michael X. Repka

Categories: Eye DiseasesEye Conditions, Children's Eye Health

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Answered: Nov 23, 2010

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