Indian Pediatrics

, Volume 51, Issue 10, pp 804–806 | Cite as

Risk of retinopathy of prematurity in small for gestational age premature infants

  • Sumru Kavurt
  • Beyza Özcan
  • Ozge Aydemir
  • Ahmet Yagmur Bas
  • Nihal Demirel
Research Brief



To evaluate the incidence, risk factors and severity of retinopathy of prematurity in neonatal intensive care unit and to evaluate its relationship with gestational age.


Cohort study of neonates with gestational age ≤32 weeks or birthweight ≤1500g.


Of the 495 neonates screened, 43 (8.7%) infants were small for gestational age; the frequency of severe retinopathy of prematurity was 5.8%. Sepsis and being small for gestational age were independent risk factors for severe retinopathy of prematurity.


Clinicians should be aware of the presence of presence of retinopathy of prematurity when caring for protein small for gestational age infants.


Intrauterine growth retardation Prematurity Retina 


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© Indian Academy of Pediatrics 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sumru Kavurt
    • 1
    • 2
  • Beyza Özcan
    • 1
  • Ozge Aydemir
    • 1
  • Ahmet Yagmur Bas
    • 1
  • Nihal Demirel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeonatologyEtlik Zübeyde Haním Women’s Health Teaching and Research HospitalAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Neonatal Intensive Care UnitEtlik Zübeyde Haním Women’s Health Teaching and Research HospitalAnkaraTurkey

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