[ILS-TH-11] Lunch Seminar 11: Should Eye Imaging Be Part Of a Standard Newborn Examination?
- Apr 03 (Thu)
- 12:15 - 13:15
- Room 16 - Tokyo International Forum 4F G409
- Clarity Medical Systems, Inc.
- Strabismus, Amblyopia, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Neuro-Ophthalmology
- Chair）Ken Nischal、Chair）Audina Berrocal
- Significant strides have been made to improve the overall standard of care for our patients in the NICU and the management of Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) has been no exception. Four prominent International Pediatric Ophthalmology specialists and one prominent International Pediatric/Neonatology specialist will share their experiences with regard to ROP management and the imaging of all newborns for ophthalmic abnormalities.Documenting ROP examinations with digital images helps physicians to better manage ROP both locally and at remote locations. It has enabled the Pediatric Ophthalmologist to track the pathology longitudinally with objective detailed images instead of subjective drawings and notes. This has resulted in an improvement in the overall standard of care for the patient.Recent clinical data has concluded that pathologies other than ROP can be detected in a full-term neonate at birth with a standard ophthalmic exam.These pathologies include congenital glaucoma, congenital cataract, coloboma, hamartoma, retinoblastoma and nerve abnormalities.The pathology incidence rate in preliminary studies has ranged from 0.5% to 2.5% which appears significant compared to the incidence level for childhood hearing loss (0.3%). Nearly 85% of a child’s learning and social development is derived from their eyesight leading many to believe the need for an ophthalmic exam at birth deserves considerable attention.