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of Prematurity (ROP) is a retinal disorder that prevents the
eye from developing properly and can lead to permanent damage
and blindness. For information about ROP, see these sites.
- Prevent Blindness
in Premature Babies
- This web
site of "a volunteer group formed to provide support and
information to individuals and to parents of children who have
Retinopathy Of Prematurity" focuses primarily on a controversial
theory by Peter Aleff, a research engineer and the father of
a child who has ROP, who believes that fluorescent lighting is
the cause of ROP. The site includes general information, supporting
research, "How to Protect Your Premature Baby from Harm
from Unnecessary Fluorescent Lighting," opposing viewpoints,
and related resources.
- Retinopathy of Prematurity/Retrolental
Fibroplasia: Information and a Personal Experience
- A good personal
home page by Sarah Blake, with an excellent set of annotated
links to other ROP and related sites.
- Related Subjects
- Blindness and Visual Impairments
- Resources in your state
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