Ultrasound to Detect Evidence for Retinal Detachment in Retinopathy of Prematurity
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||Ultrasound to Detect Evidence for Retinal Detachment in Retinopathy of Prematurity|
|Study Start Date:||December 2004|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||July 2008|
Procedure: Ultrasound examination
Retinopathy of prematurity requires the early detection of retinopathy in neonates with a gestational age of < 28 weeks and a birth weight <1500 g. These evaluations require pupillary dilation, diagnostic expertise, consume much time and expense and are not without morbidity.
B-scan ultrasonography using a hand-held probe is part of the current ophthalmologist's armamentarium, providing a non-invasive view of the eye and avoiding the morbidity associated with mydriatic drops used for pupillary dilation.
We will use a simple water bath enclosure for a standard 20 MHz probe currently in general ophthalmic use to determine whether this simple technique might supplant indirect ophthalmoscopy as a screening technique. We will compare, using masked observers, the clinical findings of indirect ophthalmoscopy of neonatal infants with ultrasonic findings to determine if a correlation in the stages of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) between the two techniques existed.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00279669
|United States, New York|
|Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center|
|New York, New York, United States, 10032|
|Principal Investigator:||Dan H Kauffmann-Jokl, MD||Columbia University|
|Principal Investigator:||Ronald H Silverman, PhD||Weill Medical College of Cornell University|