Sixth Retina Summit commences in Chennai, to go on till July 13

It will focus on retinopathy of prematurity, a condition that occurs premature babies

Updated - July 11, 2024 11:30 pm IST

Published - July 11, 2024 10:53 pm IST - CHENNAI

The sixth Retina Summit, which commenced on Thursday and will be on till July 13, will focus on retinopathy of prematurity (ROP).

Held in collaboration with the annual meeting of the Indian ROP Society, the summit will feature presentations and panel discussions on the latest challenges and advances in ROP management and medicolegal issues.

A press release said ROP was a serious retinal disorder that could cause blindness in infants. It is seen in premature babies due to incomplete development of the retinas’ blood vessels. This eventually leads to abnormal growth of the retinal blood vessels and retinal detachment.

Parents often notice ROP around the second or third month of life. If detected early and managed properly, ROP-related blindness can be prevented. A ROP training workshop for young ophthalmologists and an awareness programme for medical and paramedical personnel involved in the care of premature infants has been planned.

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