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Protocol based screening, treatment & outcomes of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) & aggressive posterior ROP (APROP) in Western India

Session Details

Session Title: Quick Fire Free Paper 5

Session Date/Time: Sunday 14/09/2014 | 11:00-13:00

Paper Time: 11:00

Venue: Boulevard B

First Author: : A.Subramanyam INDIA

Co Author(s): :    V. Dave   S. Sawant           

Abstract Details


To study the dynamics of ROP & APROP occurrence & treatment response in the developing countries


Tertiary Eye Hospital & Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Western India


Retrospective consecutive non comparative descriptive case series of neonates screened between January 2006- December 2013. Details regarding birth weight, gestational age, stage of ROP were noted. Treatment was performed according to Early Treatment of ROP (ETROP) guidelines


Incidence of ROP among all live births was 0.34% & among those screened was 21.29%.22.66% of ROP cases had treatable ROP & 77.33% had non treatable ROP.12.23% were diagnosed to have APROP.88.23% eyes showed regression of ROP after treatment


Protocol based screening & prompt treatment is highly effective in preventing avoidable permanent visual disability

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