In 1942 Terry reported a retinal vasculopathy causing blindness in premature infants.1 The condition was called retrolental fibroplasia, because a fibrovascular mass could be seen behind the crystalline lens. Hundreds of babies in the United States still become blind or visually handicapped each year from this disease, now known as retinopathy of prematurity.
Preventing blindness in premature infants.
The New England journal of medicine.
1998 May 28;338(22):1620-1
May 28 1998