European registry on retinopathy of prematurity

Want to learn more about the EU-ROP project?

On the 7th of April 2022 we had  the opportunity to present the EU-ROP project in an eSeminar which is part of the Vision Care Academy supported by Natus®.

During the first half of the seminar Prof. Stahl gave a short introduction to ROP in general. In the second half we  gave detailed insights into the study design and objectives of the EU-ROP registry, the parameters collected in the database, the current status of the project and why such registries are important.

If you are interested in the eSeminar and want to learn more about the project, please have a look at the recorded eSeminar (by clicking on the image): 

First patient outside Germany entered into the EU-ROP database

Another big milestone in the EU-ROP project can be ticked off: the first patient outside Germany was entered into the EU-ROP database. Now the EU-ROP project is truly becoming an international registry!

A very big Thank you to Dr. Aslihan Uzun from Ordu University in Turkey for entering the first patient into the EU-ROP database. We hope that other centers and countries will soon follow.


A big milestone in the EU-ROP project has been achieved by obtaining Ethics approval for the EU-ROP registry in Paris, France at the end of November 2021. The “Hopital Fondation Adolphe de Rothschild” in Paris was one of the first that agreed to participate in the project and within a very short period of time the patient documents were revised and all other documents necessary for Ethics submission were compiled. Congratulations to the team around Georges Caputo and Amelie Yavchitz for this achievement!

Prof. Stahl recognized as expertscape world expert in ROP

Prof. Andreas Stahl, the principal investigator of the EU-ROP registry study, has been active in research on retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) almost all his career. Based on his activities during the last 10 years, he was now placed in the top 0.1% of scholars writing about ROP and thus has been recognized as an Expertscape World Expert in Retinopathy of Prematurity!

Congratulations to this achievement!

EU-ROP database is online

Over the last few weeks our new EU-ROP database was developed at the Center for Clinical Studies in Cologne. The parameters to be collected in the database were defined together with our expert team consisting of ophthalmologists, neonatologists and parent representatives from around the globe. The EU-ROP database builds on the ROP registry which has collected ROP data in Germany since 2012. We are happy that ROP registry is now part of the joint EU-ROP database endeavor.

EU-ROP project approved by Ethics Committee

We are happy to announce that the EU-ROP project has now been successfully submitted at the leading Ethics Committee at the University Medicine Greifswald and we have received a positive opinion on the project. This allows us to start entering patient data into the EU-ROP database.