RETINAL HEMORHAGES IN THE NEWBORNS
E.E.A. Azim1, A. Tawfik2, E. El Din A. Azzam3
Of 150 live newborns examined within 3 hours after birth, 54 (36%) were found to have retinal hemorrhages. Head circumference were significantly correlated (p less than 0.05) with retinal hemorrhages, while gestational 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 incidence of retinal hemorrhages (83%).
1 Ophthalmologist, Oyhth. Dept., Suez Canal University Hospitals, PO Box 94, Ismailia City 41511, Egypt.
1 Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Ophth. Dept., Zagazig University, Egyyt.
3 Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Ain-Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.