Education  India Project #19979

Eye Screening for Premature Babies

by Vittala International Institute of Ophthalmology
Eye Screening for Premature Babies
Oct 15, 2020

Timely treatment

9 weeks old baby treated for rop
9 weeks old baby treated for rop

ROP occurs when abnormal blood vessels grow and spread throughout the retina, the tissue that lines the back of the eye. These abnormal blood vessels are fragile and can leak, scarring the retina and pulling it out of position. This causes a retinal detachment. Retinal detachment is the main cause of visual impairment and blindness in ROP.

 

 1.    A 9 weeks male baby born in 28 weeks of gestation weighing 1360 gms was reviewed on 19.09.2020 by Dr.Krishna R Murthy. Eye fundus photos of the baby showed presence of ROP in both eyes in stage 2 in zone 2 in both eyes with early plus disease. The baby was advised for laser treatment to both eyes. The baby underwent laser treatment on 27.09.2020. As on 10.10.2020; ROP has regressed and baby is advised to review after 2 weeks.         

2. A 4 weeks male baby born in 28 weeks of gestation weighing 1260 gms was seen on 30.09.2020 by Dr.Krishna R Murthy. Eye fundus photos of the baby showed presence of ROP in both eyes in stage 2 in zone 2 in both eyes with plus disease. The baby was advised for laser treatment to both eyes. The baby underwent laser treatment on 01.10.2020.

4 weeks baby treatment with rop
4 weeks baby treatment with rop
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Vittala International Institute of Ophthalmology

Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka - India
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Krishna Murthy
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Bangalore, Karnataka India
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