retrolental fibroplasia

  1. an unusual eye disease occurring in premature infants, usually from being given high concentrations of oxygen, which causes abnormal formation of fibrous tissue behind the lens and often results in blindness.

Origin of retrolental fibroplasia

First recorded in 1940–45

Words Nearby retrolental fibroplasia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024