Macular findings in healthy full-term Hispanic newborns observed by hand-held spectral-domain optical coherence tomography.

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To enhance understanding of ethnically diverse normal newborn retinal morphology, the authors report spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) macular findings in healthy Hispanic newborns. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this IRB-approved prospective, observational case series, 20 full-term Hispanic newborns had dilated retinal examinations and imaging by hand-held SD-OCT without sedation at the Duke Birthing Center. RESULTS: Of 20 newborns imaged (35% male; median gestational age: 39 weeks; range: 36 to 40 weeks), two (10%) had bilateral subfoveal fluid, including one case of bilateral double subretinal fluid pockets. Three eyes of two infants (10%) had retinal macular cystoid structures (one enlarged at 1.5 months, with resolution by 3 months). These SD-OCT findings were not visible by indirect ophthalmoscopy. CONCLUSION: Some Hispanic newborns have subretinal fluid or macular cystoid structures on SD-OCT. This study expands our understanding of findings seen by SD-OCT in healthy full-term newborns of various races.

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Cited Authors

  • Cabrera, MT; O'Connell, RV; Toth, CA; Maldonado, RS; Tran-Viet, D; Allingham, MJ; Chiu, SJ; Farsiu, S; Maradiaga Panayotti, GM; Swamy, GK; Freedman, SF

Published Date

  • 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 44 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 448 - 454

PubMed ID

  • 23938334

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC6816269

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2325-8179

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3928/23258160-20130801-01


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States