Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 209--211

Profile of asymmetrical retinopathy of prematurity in twins


Rajvardhan Azad, Parijat Chandra, Sourabh D Patwardhan, Aparna Gupta 
 Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029, India

Correspondence Address:
Rajvardhan Azad
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110 029
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Azad R, Chandra P, Patwardhan SD, Gupta A. Profile of asymmetrical retinopathy of prematurity in twins.Indian J Ophthalmol 2010;58:209-211


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Azad R, Chandra P, Patwardhan SD, Gupta A. Profile of asymmetrical retinopathy of prematurity in twins. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2010 [cited 2020 Jul 2 ];58:209-211
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