Anand Vinekar

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BACKGROUND Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is an important cause of childhood blindness in developing countries. AIM To report the spectrum of ROP and associated risk factors in babies weighing > 1250 g at birth in a developing country. SETTING AND DESIGN Institutional, retrospective, non-randomized, observational clinical case series. MATERIALS AND(More)
AIM To report the Karnataka Internet Assisted Diagnosis of Retinopathy of Prematurity (KIDROP) program for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) screening in underserved rural areas using an indigenously developed tele-ROP model. MATERIALS AND METHODS KIDROP currently provides ROP screening and treatment services in three zones and 81 neonatal units in(More)
PURPOSE To report the impact of transient, self-resolving, untreated "macular edema" detected on spectral domain optical coherence tomography in Asian Indian premature infants with retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) on visual acuity (VA) and refraction at 1-year of corrected age. MATERIALS AND METHODS Visual acuity and refraction of 11 infants with(More)
PURPOSE To investigate macular changes in acute retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). METHODS Fifty-four premature infants with ROP and 20 controls underwent routine ROP screening with indirect ophthalmoscopy and imaging. A tabletop spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) scanner (Spectralis; Heidelberg Engineering, Heidelberg, Germany) was(More)
Spectral domain coherence tomography (SD OCT) has become an important tool in the management of pediatric retinal diseases. It is a noncontact imaging device that provides detailed assessment of the microanatomy and pathology of the infant retina with a short acquisition time allowing office examination without the requirement of anesthesia. Our(More)
BACKGROUND We are reporting a case of granulomatous panuveitis in the right eye following penetrating injury to the left eye. FINDINGS A 34-year-old female was diagnosed to have sympathetic ophthalmia on treatment with systemic steroids. Vision did not improve in spite of aggressive systemic steroid therapy. On examination, patient had large retinal(More)
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has revolutionized imaging of ocular structures and various disease conditions. Though it has been used in the clinic for some decades, the OCT has only recently found its way into the operating theater. Early attempts at intraoperative OCT, hand-held and microscope mounted, have already improved our understanding of the(More)
BACKGROUND Understanding the changes that occur in the choroid is of paramount importance in various uveitis entities. B-scan ultrasonography and indocyanine green angiography can be used to study choroid. Currently, spectral-domain optical coherence tomography is used as the standard noninvasive technique to study the choroid by enhanced depth imaging. Our(More)
Computer aided analysis plays a nontrivial role in assisting the diagnosis of various eye pathologies. In this paper, we propose a framework to help diagnose the presence of Aggressive Posterior Retinopathy Of Prematurity (APROP), a pathology that is characterised by rapid onset and increased tortuosity of blood vessels close to the optic disc (OD). We(More)
Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a major cause of potentially avoidable blindness in children in the middle-income countries of Latin America and Eastern Europe, and is becoming a public health problem in Asia. 1 Indeed, the earlier estimate that there were 50 000–60 000 children worldwide who were blind from ROP 2 is a marked underestimate, as a recent(More)