Article Abstract

Editorial on photoreceptor glucose metabolism determines normal retinal vascular growth

Authors: Amy C. Lo

Abstract

Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) was first described as a disease of prematurity (1). There was then a worldwide epidemic of ROP, which contributed to 50% blindness in 1950. Later vigorous research showed a correlation between the use of supplemental oxygen and the incidence and progression of ROP.