ABSTRACT NUMBER - L04

Neonatal Corneal Opacities Ð A Paradigm Shift in Classification and Approach


Ken K Nischal MD

Meeting:  2014 RANZCO


SESSION INFORMATION

Date: 24 Nov 2014

Session Title: PAEDIATRIC UPDATE LECTURE

Session Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Synopsis:
Neonatal corneal opacities have for many decades suffered the worst fate of our profession;misdiagnosis. The advent of modern anterior segment imaging techniques has revealed that thedevelopmental anomalies of the cornea and anterior segment, so often relegated to the wastepaper basket diagnoses of Peters anomaly and sclerocornea, are much more complex thanoriginally thought. This has led to a novel classification which appears to help with prognsosisand even treatment planning. Moreover by recognizing the fact that infants are a developingneurobilogical system the effects of minimal visual improvement can have profound effects onglobal developemnt of the infant. This lecture will cover this paragdugm shift in classificationand approach.

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