Rop Screening in Hyderabad

ROP Screening

A problem that affects thousands of children every year is Retinopathy of prematurity. This eye disorder can occur in both the eyes of the child, which can further cause visual loss of lifelong visual impairment and blindness.

What is Retinopathy of Prematurity?

It is an eye disorder that occurs to premature babies who are born before 31 weeks of the pregnancy. The probability of developing this disease is more if the baby is too small at the time of birth. This disease affects the retina of the eye. The function of the retina is to sense the light and send the signal of the same to the brain. With the development of Retinopathy, there grow unwanted blood vessels on the retina of the baby’s eye, which can cause vision problems to the baby in the future.

What are the reasons behind the Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)?

There can be several reasons behind the development of Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). The human eye begins to develop from 16 weeks of pregnancy. The blood vessel at the optic nerve of the back of the eye begins to form. These blood vessels grow toward the edges of the eye’s developing retina, which also supplies the oxygen and the nutrients. The eyes develop quickly during the last 12 weeks of the pregnancy. When the baby completes its full term of pregnancy, the blood vessel growth of the retina completes. But these blood vessels only reach the edges of the retina and stop growing in the prematurely born babies. The edges do not get enough supply of both oxygen and nutrients which can result in the growth of abnormal blood vessels. These new vessels are week and can easily bleed, which leads to retinal scarring, which causes Retinopathy in prematurity.

How is Retinopathy of prematurity treated?

Laser treatment or cryotherapy is some of the most effective treatments for Retinopathy. In laser treatment, the periphery of the retina is burnt away, which has no normal blood vessels. In cryotherapy, the doctor use freezing temperature to touch spots of the peripheral of the eye, which helps in slowing down the blood vessels abnormal growth. There are many other options too for the treatment of later stages of Retinopathy of Prematurity.

Why choose Bloom Hospitals for the treatment of Retinopathy of Prematurity?

We, at Bloom Hospitals, have doctors who are skilled in performing the screening of ROP regularly. Our expert doctors diagnose the immaturity of the retinal issues and recommend the treatment accordingly. We aim to provide timely treatment of the disorder which would help the patient with the reduced risk of vision loss. We also provide adequate care to premature infants so that they get a timely eye examination. We provide the best and timely ROP screening in Hyderabad,So if the patient needs urgent examination and the treatment, then they must be taken to us for their better diagnosis and treatment. Our expert and experienced staff will provide the utmost care for the treatment of the baby’s eye disorder.

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