Risk Management

ROP Safety Net: Materials for Creating a Hospital Safety Net / ROP: Materials for Creating an Office Safety Net

OMIC ROP Safety Net

OMIC introduced our “ROP Safety Net” materials in 2006, added the hospital and office toolkits in 2011, and revised all of the content in 2013 to reflect changes in the clinical guidelines published in “Screening Examination of Premature Infants for Retinopathy of Prematurity,” the Policy Statement issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Ophthalmology, the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS), and the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).

UPDATE: APRIL 4, 2016: The ROP hospital and office toolkits have been updated to address new research on the effect of Avastin on the infant’s neurodevelopment. 


“ROP Safety Net” is our analysis of the liability risks of ROP care. It discusses obstacles to ROP care, enlisting hospital support, claims experience, and risk management recommendations. Click on the “ROP Safety Net” link below.

ROP Safety Net


OMIC has developed detailed protocols addressing every step in the sequence of ROP care for both the hospital and ophthalmologist’s office. The ROP Toolkist include the protocol, clinical guidelines, a letter to educate parents about ROP, an informed consent document for laser surgery and for anti-VEGF medications, and a sample job description for the ROP Coordinator. There is one toolkit for hospital-based care, and another for office-based care.

Hospital ROP Toolkit.Treating MD at hospital.103117

Office ROP Toolkit.103117



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