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Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

Incidence of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and risk factors associated to ROP in rural area

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Author Details: Punit Singh*,Deepak Patel

Volume : 4

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2395-1451

Print ISSN : 2395-1443

Article First Page : 551

Article End Page : 553


Aim: Study of incidence, clinical staging and risk factors of ROP in rural area.
Materials and Methods: All premature new born infants at R.L.J. H Kolar were screened between July 2008 and June 2009.The incidence, clinical staging and associated risk factors were studied. We compared our statistics with urban area statistics from literature.
Results: 210 children were screened. (43%) of them were diagnosed as ROP amongst which (50%) of them were having stage 1 ROP, (33%) stage 2, (15%) of them were having APROP. 22.5% of them had risk factors among them PIH (40%), anaemia (30%) were common.
Conclusions: Incidence and risk factors are high in rural area compared to urban, so all premature infants should be screened thoroughly

Keywords: ROP, New born, Premature.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/2395-1451.2018.0123