Education  India Project #19979

Eye Screening for Premature Babies

by Vittala International Institute of Ophthalmology
Eye Screening for Premature Babies
Aug 30, 2018

SUCCESS STORY

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A 4.5 months male baby (now aged 1.9 yrs) which was a preterm male baby born at 30 weeks with birth weight of 1020 gms in the month of September 2016.  The baby had received pan-retinal photocoagualation(PRP) treatment 3 times for the pre-threshold AP-ROP (Aggressive posterior ROP whish is a rapidly progressing, severe form of ROP) in both eyes. Despite lasertreatment, retinopathy progressed to partially retinal detachment sparing the macula(stage 4A).

 

Characteristic features of this type of ROP are a posterior location, plus disease, and the ill-defined nature of the retinopathy, which usually progresses to stage 5 (total retinal detachment) if untreated.

 

The baby was treated withsurgical intervention of Vitrectomy with Encircling Band + Cyrotherapy under general anaesthesia. This Surgical intervention of Vitrectomy for the above ROP baby resulted in achievement retinal reattachment & of loss of vision.  Periodical examination under anaesthesia was done to know the status of retina.

 

The baby now aged 1.9 yrs is doing very well and is very busy in his childhood activities and tantrums.  The baby’s activity has brought joy and happiness to the parents & to the treating team.  The team is delighted from this success & will a motivational factor to our efforts and team work.

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Vittala International Institute of Ophthalmology

Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka - India
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Vittala International Institute of Ophthalmology
Krishna Murthy
Project Leader:
Krishna Murthy
Medical Director
Bangalore, Karnataka India

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