TITLE

Profile of asymmetrical retinopathy of prematurity in twins

AUTHOR(S)
Azad, Rajvardhan; Chandra, Parijat; Patwardhan, Sourabh D.; Gupta, Aparna
PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
Indian Journal of Ophthalmology;Mar2010, Vol. 58 Issue 3, p209
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Background: In twin births, both babies have the same gestational age and pre-natal conditions. However, twins may develop a varied retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) course depending on birth weight and other systemic factors. Objective: To study the profile of asymmetric ROP in twins Design: Retrospective study Setting: Tertiary ROP referral eye hospital. Materials and Methods: The profile of 56 pairs of twins with ROP were studied and analyzed for differences in zone or need for treatment, while studying possible causes for the varied outcome. Results: In 45 pairs of twins (80%) the disease progressed identically in both eyes, while in 11 pairs (20%) the ROP showed differences in zone or need for treatment. Four of these pairs were discordant. In 3 of these 4 pairs, the heavier birth weight twin had a more severe ROP course. Conclusions: Twins can present with asymmetric ROP course, and it is therefore essential to examine both twins as per screening protocols.
ACCESSION #
50282355

 

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