98th Annual Meeting DOG 2000

K 26

Panfundus video documentation in retinopathy of prematurity

V. Seiberth, C. Woldt, A. Heilshorn

Background: The advent of a panfundus video unit (RetCamR) allows documentaion of fundus findings in pretem infants.

Case report: In 20 preterm infants we used the panfundus video unit (RetCamR) for documentation of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) during ROP screening, pre- and intraoperatively in laser treatment and after regression of acute phase ROP. The RetCamR proved to be feasable for ROP documentation. Fundus documentation improved cooperation between neonatologists and ophthalmologists. However, technical improvement of hardware and software of the RetCamR is possible.

Conclusion: The panfundus-video documentation using the RetCamR allows immediate visualization and documentation of intraocular findings. The panfundus-video documentation is helpful in the screening of ROP in preterm infants.

Klinik für Augenheilkunde, Marienhospital, Johannisfreiheit 2-4, D-49074 Osnabrück