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Our 10th symposium session on the 2nd day of the EURETINA 2021

Virtual dealt with the unique challenges posed by retina conditions in children.

As is the case in all areas of medical care, children require special considerations.

However, this is an especially important issue in ophthalmology, as there are few things so fragile as a child’s eyes.

The panel spoke on several diverse areas highlighting the various challenges faced when treating younger patients. Premature babies

and eye diseases The first panelist, ลาวสามัคคี วีไอพี

Dr. Raffaele Parrozzani, spoke on the challenges that come with treating the most delicate patients of all: prematurely-born infants.

As premature babies suffer from an increased likelihood of all manner of illnesses due to their early exit from the womb,

it follows that their typically under-developed eyes also have an increased risk for great many retinal issues.

Considered generally, retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is one of the major causes of preventable childhood blindness worldwide.

The cause of this is the infant’s premature birth itself, with low gestational age and low birth weight being leading factors contributing

to the condition, with more extreme conditions leading to a greater likelihood of instances of ROP.

Difficulty in diagnosis While premature infants are in greater danger of developing retinal defects, at the same time, they are also substantially more difficult to diagnose.

 Biomarkers indicating various conditions are difficult to obtain, due to the extreme fragility of the patients and their heightened occurrence of comorbidities.

Often, these premature patients’ lives are in jeopardy at such times when the most effective steps can be taken to preserve their eyesight.

For this reason, even the most rudimentary ophthalmological diagnostic tests are often impossible with such patients.

Thus, according to Dr. Parrozzani, we must focus largely upon results obtained from routinely tested blood parameters.

Here, the aim is to identify correlations between the patient and others with ROP diagnoses in a premature population.

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