Creating Awareness on RoP on World Prematurity Day

November 23, 2021

17 November is observed as World Prematurity Day.

The theme for 2021 was Zero Separation. Act now! Keep parents and babies born too soon together.

The day brings focus on Retinopathy of Prematurity ( RoP) an eye disorder that can lead to vision loss, if not diagnosed or treated in time. Babies with a birth weight of less than 1700 grams or those born in under 35 weeks of pregnancy are most likely to have ROP.

The day was observed at the hospital’s retina and paediatric departments. Dr. Pravin Narwadkar, Manager, Hospital Services explained the risk of RoP to the public at the OPD of the hospital. Doctors at the retina department, through educational material, made young women aware regarding RoP and how vision loss can be prevented.