EU-ROP newsletter – 3rd edition – July 2022

It has been some time since you last heard from us. We hope that you were able to enjoy the first sunny days and are now looking forward to a lovely vacation time. Before we all take some time off, we would like to give you a quick update on the most recent developments in the EU-ROP registry project.

100th patient entered into the EU-ROP database

As of 22nd of June 2022, the first 100 patients have been entered into the database! An important achievement and special thanks to Dr. Caner Kara from Etlik Zübeyde Hanim Women's Health Education and Research Hospital in Ankara, Turkey, who entered our 100th patient.


Getting up and running: Additional centers in several countries obtain Ethics approval for the EU-ROP registry

We also welcome several new centers from all across Europe who have obtained their positive Ethics vote and are now about to start entering patients.

These centers are:

  • Paracelsus Medical Private University in Salzburg, Austria
  • University Hospital "Alexandrovska" in Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Eye Clinic of Tartu University Hospital in Tartu, Estonia
  • Eye Clinic, East-Tallinn Central Hospital in Tallinn, Estonia
  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • University Clinical Center of Kosova in Pristina, Kosova
  • 2nd University Hospital in Bygdoscz, Poland
  • University of Medical Sciences in Poznan, Poland
  • University Hospital in Zabrze Silesia, Poland
  • Gazi University in Ankara, Turkey
  • Cukurova University in Adana, Turkey
  • Etlik Zübeyde Hanim Women's Health Education and Research Hospital in Ankara, Turkey
  • Filatov Institute of Eye Diseases and Tissue Therapy, in Odessa, Ukraine


Abstracts on EU-ROP submitted

Based on all entered patients, we were able to submit several abstracts on the EU-ROP project to various conferences including the German Retina Society annual meeting, the German Society for Epidemiology (DGePi) annual meeting and the European Paediatric Ophthalmological Society (EPOS) annual meeting. On our project website you can find a section on upcoming ROP conferences indicating where the EU-ROP project will be presented:

Please feel free to suggest additional conferences where you think the EU-ROP project should be presented.


Want to learn more about the EU-ROP project?

Furthermore, we hosted a successful eSeminar covering the EU-ROP activities which has been recorded and is available on our website: or by clicking on the image below. 



We would like to thank you all for your interest in the project and your ongoing support!

Andreas Stahl & Johanna Pfeil

European registry on retinopathy of prematurity


Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Stahl, FEBO
University Medical Center Greifswald
Department of Ophthalmology

Dr. Johanna Pfeil
University Medical Center Greifswald
Department of Ophthalmology

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