Retinopathy of prematurity

Aggarwal, Rajiv ; Agarwal, Ramesh ; Deorari, Ashok K. ; Paul, Vinod K. (2002) Retinopathy of prematurity Indian Journal of Pediatrics, 69 (1). pp. 83-86. ISSN 0019-5456

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With improving survival of very low birth infants in India, Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP is likely to emerge as a significant problem. The most important risk factor in the pathogenesis of ROP is prematurity. Other factors like frequent blood transfusions; sepsis, apnea and probkems with oxygenation have also been implicated in the causation of ROP. Essentially asymptomatic in the initial stages, a good screening program is essential for the early detection and treatment of this condition. Description of the various stages and threshold ROP has been included in the protocol. Guidelines regarding the procedure of dilatation, ophthalmic examination and treatment (if required) has been provided in the protocols. Close cooperation between the ophthalmologist and neonatologist is essential for a successful program.

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Keywords:Retinopathy; Prematurity; Cryotherapy
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