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Retinopathy of prematurity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18245940     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
With improved survival of very low birth infants in India, Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) is emerging as a significant problem. The most important risk factor in the pathogenesis of ROP is prematurity. Other factors like, problems with oxygenation frequent blood transfusions, sepsis and apnea have also been implicated in the causation of ROP. Essentially asymptomatic in the initial stages, a good screening program is essential for the early detection and treatment of this condition. Description of the various stages of ROP has been included in the protocol. Guidelines regarding the procedure of dilatation, ophthalmic examination and treatment (if required) have been provided. Close co-operation between the ophthalmologist and neonatologist is essential for a successful outcome.
Deepak Chawla; Ramesh Agarwal; Ashok K Deorari; Vinod K Paul
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of pediatrics     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0973-7693     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Pediatr     Publication Date:  2008 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-04     Completed Date:  2008-04-23     Revised Date:  2009-07-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417442     Medline TA:  Indian J Pediatr     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  73-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
WHO Collaborating Centre for Training & Research in Newborn Care, Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India.
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MeSH Terms
Cryotherapy / methods
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Laser Coagulation
Neonatal Screening
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Retinopathy of Prematurity* / diagnosis,  etiology,  prevention & control,  surgery
Risk Factors
Visual Acuity

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