Screening and Treatment of Retinopathy of Prematurity - clinical guideline

This evidence-based guideline for the screening and treatment of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) was developed by the RCPCH in collaboration with the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, British Association of Perinatal Medicine and BLISS.

The current guideline was published in 2008 and subsequently reviewed in 2013. It will next be reviewed in 2020.


The current 2008 guideline is being updated separately by the RCPCH and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth). The RCPCH is currently updating the guideline on the Screening of Retinopathy of Prematurity. While the RCOphth is updating the guideline on the Treatment of Retinopathy of Prematurity. Both Colleges are working closely to ensure the publications are synchronised.

For your information, please see the scope of the screening guideline in the downloads box below.

The estimated publication for these guidelines is late 2020.