Visual acuity, retinal sensitivity, and macular thickness study in patients with a history of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP)

Poster Details

First Author: I.Yago SPAIN

Co Author(s):    D. Martinez   L. Romero   J. Marin                       

Abstract Details


To examine the spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) findings in children with a history of threshold disease of ROP, who had been treated with laser therapy, and to find the correlation between the anatomic findings and the macular function in terms of visual acuities and macular sensitivity measured by microperimetry.


Preterm children who received retinal ablative treatment for a proliferative ROP who were born in Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca, Murcia (Spain) between 2006-7.


Visual acuities, macular thicknesses, stereovision test and macular sensitivity were measured in 16 patients who had received laser treatment for a threshold or prethreshold retinopathy of prematurity in the neonatal period.


Thirty-two eyes of sixteen patients were studied. Subtle OCT differences in foveal anatomy were detected in almost all the patients enrolled. Median CFT was 302,06 μm (±15,61) and fovea contour was shallow or absent in the 32 eyes studied. As in previous reports, this finding appears unrelated to spherical equivalents (-0,57±2,44), visual acuities (0,006±0,021) and macular sensitivities.


Foveal dysplasia seems to be a ROP vestige with apparently no consequences on quality of vision.

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