Acta Medica Iranica 2001. 39(1):35-38.

"Assessment of retinopathy of prematurity among 150 premature neonates in Farabi eye hospital "
"Riazi Esfahani M, Karkhaneh R, Shokravi N "


The aim of this study was to estimate the incidence of retinopathy of permaturity (ROP) and to evaluate possible neonatal risk factors for ROP. The main study was a cross-sectional study including 150 high-risk neonates born at teaching hospitals of Tehran universities referring to to Farabi Eye Hospital. The chossing critertia were birth weight less than 2500 g or gestational age younger than 37 weeks. ROP was present in 9(6%) newborns, all of whom aged less than 32 weeks a birth. There was also strong association between ROP and birth weight, oxygen administration, respiratory distress syndrome and intraventricular hemorrhage. There also seems to be a higher risk for developing ROP in female neoates, those who were born by multiple gestaional pregnancies or were treated by phototherapy or transfusion and those who had suffered from bronchopulmonary dysplasia or seiss.Prematurity per se remains the strongest risk factof for ROP. Suitable criteria for screening of ROP seems to be gestational age younger than 32 weeks or birth weight less than 1500 g


Retinopathy of prematurity, Gestational age, Oxygen administration,

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