Education  India Project #19979

Eye Screening for Premature Babies

by Vittala International Institute of Ophthalmology
Eye Screening for Premature Babies
Feb 7, 2022

Eye - an organ of vision

APROP fundus photo
APROP fundus photo

Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is abnormal blood vessel development in the retina of the eye. It occurs in infants that are born too early (premature). The blood vessels of the retina (in the back of the eye) begin to develop about 3 months into pregnancy. In most cases, they are fully developed at the time of normal birth. The eyes may not develop properly if a baby is born very early. The vessels may stop growing or grow abnormally from the retina into the back of the eye. Because the vessels are fragile, they can leak and cause bleeding in the eye.

 

 

  1. A 5 weeks male baby (twin 2nd) born in 30 weeks of gestation weighing 1030 gms was seen on 04.11.2021 by Dr.Krishna R Murthy. Eye fundus photos of the baby showed presence of ROP 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 06.11.2021; as on 14.01.2022 the baby is doing well and ROP has regressed.

 

 

  1. A 2 weeks female baby born in 32 weeks of gestation weighing 1850 gms was seen on 19.11.2021 by Dr.Krishna R Murthy. Eye fundus photos of the baby showed presence of ROP in both eyes in zone 1 with dilated tortuous vessels with APROP-Aggressive Posterior ROP). The baby was advised for laser treatment to right eye and intravitreal antivegf injection to left eye.

 

The baby underwent laser treatment to right eye and antivegf injection to left eye on 20.11.2021. As on 28.01.2022; ROP in right eye has regressed and in left eye  vascularization still present in zone 2 and has been advised to review after 1 week.

5 weeks male baby treated for ROP
5 weeks male baby treated for ROP
2 weeks female baby treated for ROP
2 weeks female baby treated for ROP
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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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