Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a disorder of development of the neural retina and its
vasculature that may impact vision in vulnerable preterm neonates for a lifetime. This study
utilizes new technology to determine visual and neurological development of very preterm
infants in the intensive care nursery, during a period of rapid growth of the retina, optic
nerve and brain. The long-term goal of this study is to help improve preterm infant health
care via objective bedside imaging and analysis that characterizes early critical indicators
of poor vision, neurological development and ROP, which will rapidly translate to better
early intervention and improved future vision care.