Tip 2: ROP screening

100% neonates <32/40 or <1501g at birth need to be screened for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP).
<27/40, the first screening should be at 30-31/40 CGA.
For all other eligible babies, the first screening should be at 4-5/52 age, before discharge from hospital.

Reference: Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Royal College of Ophthalmologists, British Association of Perinatal Medicine, BLISS. (2008). UK Retinopathy of Prematurity Guideline.

 

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