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New Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) Risk Model

Children at Risk for ROP

Dr. Leah Owen discusses the development of a new model to predict children at risk for ROP, which could potentially help prevent ROP in the NICU. Using a multivariate analysis, Owen found that early gestational age, but not low birth weight, was the biggest predictor of severe ROP. Other strong predictors of a severe phenotype include oxygen therapy, surgery, C-section birth, and number of days on a ventilator. She discusses her findings during an interview at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2016. View

About Owen

Dr. Owen specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of pediatric eye disease, including cataract, nasolacrimal duct obstruction, amblyopia, retinopathy of prematurity, and strabismus. She also specializes in the surgical treatment of adult strabismus. Her research interests include the analysis of genetic and genomic contribution to the pathophysiology of complex pediatric eye disease including strabismus, myopia, retinopathy of prematurity, and amblyopia.