RETINAL HEMORRHAGES IN THE NEWBORNS
E. E. A. Azim1, A. Tawfik2, E. El-Din A. Azzam3
Of 150 live newborns examined within 3 hours after bith, 54 (36%) were found to have retinal hemorrhages. Head circumference were significantlz correlated (p less than 0.05) with retinal hemorrhages, while gestinal age, sex, birth weight, fetal distress and Apgar score showed no significant correlation.
Birth injuries, especially ocular and periocular ones were associated with significantly higher incidnece of retinal hemorrhages (83%).
1Ophthalmologist, Ophth. Dept., Suez Canal University Hospitals, PO Box 94, Ismailia City 41511, Egypt.