Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology

Retrospective Analysis of Risk factors in Aggressive Posterior Retinopathy of Prematurity (APROP)

Srijita Mitra,1 Sahil Sarpal,1 Abhijit Chattopadhyay,2 Subhankarsri Paul,2 Jonaki Ghosh Roy2
1Sarpal Eye Hospital, Amritsar, Punjab, India
2Department of Retina and Uvea Services, Priyamvada Birla Aravind Eye Hospital, West Bengal, India

Editor-in-Chief, Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology, Dr R.P.Centre, AIIMS.

Corresponding Author:

Srijita Mitra (MS)
Dr. Sarpal Eye Hospital
1-A, Hukam Singh Road, Gali No.5, Amritsar, Punjab, India
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Received: 30-AUG-2020 Accepted: 26-DEC-2019 Published Online: 09-OCT-2020

This is a retrospective, observational study to analyse the risk factors contributing in the pathogenesis of Aggressive Posterior retinopathy of prematurity (AP-ROP). Case record of 30 babies were analysed. All these babies had received supplemental oxygen for 2 days or longer after birth and had several other systemic co-morbidities. The mean gestational age was 30.3+/-3.03 weeks and mean birth weight was 1.27+/- 0.283 kgs. Examination revealed 35 eyes (61.4%) had zone II posterior AP-ROP and 22 eyes (38.5%) had  zone I APROP.

Keywords :APROP, Risk Factors, Eastern India Population, Low Birth Weight, Prematurity