KMN ROP Exam

Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) treatment at KMN EyeCare

Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a potentially blinding disease that can occur in babies who are born prematurely. In ROP, retinal blood vessels may not develop normally, which can cause complications that lead to blindness. New-borns at most risk are those born after less than 34 weeks in the womb or those weighing less than 1500 grams at birth. Additional risk factors for ROP include respiratory problems, blood transfusions, infections, heart problems, and the need of high supplemental oxygen after birth.

Diagnosing and treating ROP requires ophthalmologists who have been specifically trained to diagnose and treat this disease. KMN’s highly trained ROP team has looked after infants with ROP since 2004. Our ophthalmologists routinely screen premature infant eyes for ROP, establish a diagnosis, and subsequently determine and carry out the correct treatment. Since 2004, several babies throughout Indonesia have been brought to KMN to receive the best possible care for ROP.

Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP): KMN EyeCare patient testimonials

At KMN EyeCare, our  patients are our greatest priority. That’s why we would like to present testimonials from the parents of our patients:

KMN Herawati Testimonial

"Although only one of our child's eyes is cured, we are very grateful with the results of the surgery because the risk of blindness has been reduced in our minds due to the acute condition of our child's ROP. With the ability and professionalism of the medical team at KMN, we really hope that ROP cases of premature infants in Indonesia can be effectively treated to reduce the risk of blindness in premature babies in Indonesia."

Mother of patient: Mrs. Wita Herawati

More testimonials

 

What is retinopathy of prematurity: ROP background & symptoms

ROP causes are complex, as is ROP prevention. An early diagnoses of ROP is very important as, if treatment is needed, it should be promptly carried out. ROP management requires specialist expertise, and KMN EyeCare ophthalmologists have been specifically treating ROP since the KMN EyeCare’s establishment in 2004. While some new-borns may only require observation as the disease regresses on its own, other cases may call for urgent treatment.

Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is diagnosed by observing the retina of new-bornes. This can be done with an instrument called an “Indirect Ophthalmoscope” or with a digital camera that has been especially designed for babies, called RetCam. KMN EyeCare was the first institution in Indonesia to utilize a RetCam in its treatments. New-borns’ pupils are dilated using eyedrops prior to the examination. Fluorescein angiography may also be used as an important tool in monitoring the retinal vascular patterns after treatment. At the time of writing, KMN EyeCare is the only eye care clinic in Indonesia that utilizes fluorescein angiography for the treatment of ROP in new-borns. ROP consists of stages that are classified by its location in the eye and severity.  Severity of ROP can range from a mere demarcation line between the vascular and avascular areas of the retina (ROP stage I), to total retinal detachment (ROP stage V)Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) may progress rapidly, skipping over the classical stages 1-3. This type of ROP is called aggressive posterior ROP (APROP), and without treatment, this may become a stage V disease, which often leads to blindness.

Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP): Treatment options

The goal of ROP treatment is to halt the progression of abnormal vessel growth. KMN EyeCare has treated ROP since it first opened in 2004. When diagnosed early, laser photocoagulation is the preferred treatment of ROP. In certain cases, a drug is injected into the eye to control abnormal blood vessels, especially APROP. The outcome of laser photocoagulation and intravitreal injection to stop the growth of abnormal vessels is usually favorable, however, they may not completely eliminate ROP progression. When ROP progresses and the retina becomes detached, the only other alternative is surgery (vitrectomy). KMN EyeCare is also a pioneer of vitrectomy for ROP in Indonesia.

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KMN EyeCare - Dr. Annette
Dr. Annette Mariza

After graduating from University of Indonesia Medical School in 2004, Dr. Annette began her career in the Cilandak Naval Hospital and Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital and joined KMN EyeCare in 2005.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Ari Djatikusumo
Dr. Ari Djatikusumo

After completing his retinal fellowship in Japan and Singapore, Dr. Ari returned to Indonesia and worked as faculty at the University of Indonesia’s Medical School. He then joined KMN EyeCare to strengthen our retina unit.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Arief
Dr. Arief Wildan

Dr. Arief joined KMN EyeCare in Semarang in 2010 and completed his retinal fellowship in Thailand between 2012 – 2013.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Bondan
Dr. Bondan Harmani

After completing his ophthalmology residency, Dr. Bondan joined the Faculty of Ophthalmology at the University of Indonesia Medical School, Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Danang
Dr. Danang Dwinaryono

Dr. Danang joined the team at KMN EyeCare after completing his ophthalmology residency at the University of Gadjah Mada Medical School in 2013.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Eko Karim
Dr. Eko Firdianto Karim

Dr. Eko joined KMN EyeCare’s retina unit. He has expertise in medical and surgical retina treatment.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Emil Sjahreza
Dr. Emil F. Sjahreza

After graduating from the University Indonesia Medical School, Dr. Emil practiced at KMN EyeCare in Semarang between 2010 and 2012. He then completed his fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at the Sydney Eye Hospital where he was involved in 1,105 cases of vitreoretinal surgery.

Dr. Hadi Prakoso

After completing his residency in ophthalmology in 1989, Dr. Hadi performed government service in Bali for 18 months, then worked as a lecturer at the Faculty of Ophthalmology at the University of Indonesia Medical School between 1992 - 2001. He began practicing at JEC in 1993 and joined KMN EyeCare in 2004.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Henry
Dr. Henry Warouw

Dr. Henry joined KMN EyeCare in Semarang after graduating from the University of Gadjah Mada Medical School in 2010.

Dr. Sudarmadji
Dr. Ira Sudarmadji

Dr. Ira joined KMN EyeCare since its inception in 2004 and continues to practice in cataract, oculoplasty, and LASIK treatment.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Barliana
Dr. Julie Dewi Barliana, M Biomed

Dr. Julie earned her ophthalmologist degree from the University of Indonesia Medical School, as she also previously completed General Practitioner and Master of Biomedicine at the same university.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Lumongga
Dr. Lumongga B. S.

After graduating from the University of Indonesia Medical School in 1970, Dr. Lumongga completed her ophthalmology residency with a focus in pediatric ophthalmology.

KMN EyeCare- Dr. Martin Sondak
Dr. Martin Sondak

Dr. Martin immediately joined the team at KMN EyeCare after graduating from the University of Sam Ratulangi Medical School in 2010.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Maya E. Suwandono
Dr. Maya E. Suwandono

Dr. Maya joined the KMN EyeCare team after graduating from the University of Indonesia Medical School in 2010. She performs LASIK, glaucoma and cataract surgeries.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Nelandriani
Dr. Nelandriani Yudapratiwi

Dr. Nelandriani joined the KMN EyeCare team after graduating from the Padjadjaran University Medical School in 2011.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Rasoebala
Dr. R. Viktor Rasoebala

After graduating from his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Indonesia, Dr. Viktor joined KMN EyeCare in 2005.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Ricky
Dr. Ricky E. Rooroh

After graduating from the University of Sam Ratulangi Medical School in 2002, Dr. Ricky underwent several fellowships before joining the team at KMN EyeCare in 2004.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Rien
Dr. Rien Widyasari

After graduating from the University of Indonesia Medical School in 2012, Dr. Rien immediately joined KMN EyeCare.

Dr. Rifna Lutfiamida
Dr. Rifna Lutfiamida

After graduating from the University of Indonesia Medical School in 2003, Dr. Rifna joined KMN EyeCare in 2004 and has expertise in inflammations and infections, cataract, and LASIK treatment.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Rini Hersetyati
Dr. Rini Hersetyati

After graduating from the University of Gadjah Mada Medical School in 2000, Dr. Rini completed additional training at the Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital and the Jakarta Eye Center (JEC) before finally joining the team at KMN EyeCare in 2004.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Supit
Dr. S.M.I. Supit, PhD

Dr. Supit graduated from the Universitätsklinikum der Goethe Medical School in Germany in 1981 and also completed his specialization in ophthalmology in 1986.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Sjakon
Dr. Sjakon G. Tahija

After completing his retinal fellowship at the Lions Eye Institute, Perth, Australia in 1994, Dr. Tahija returned to Indonesia and practiced as a Vitreoretinal Consultant at Jakarta Eye Center before establishing his own chain of ophthalmology clinics, KMN EyeCare, in 2004.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Soeharnila
Dr. Soeharnila

After completing her specialization in ophthalmology and several fellowships, Dr. Nila immediately joined KMN EyeCare since its inception in 2004. Dr. Nila has expertise in corneal transplants.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Upik
Dr. Upik Mahna Dewi

After graduating as an ophthalmology specialist from the University of Gadjah Mada Medical School in 2003, Dr. Upik practiced at the Gatot Subroto Army Hospital for one year before joining KMN EyeCare in 2005.

Dr. Vinsensius G. Budiman

After completing his ophthalmology residency at the University of Sam Ratulangi Medical School, Dr. Vinsen practiced at Medistra Hospital and joined the team at KMN EyeCare in 2004.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Wijarso
Dr. Widowati S. Wijarso

After completing her residency in ophthalmology at the University of Indonesia, Dr. Widowati (Dr. Ike) continued a fellowship in glaucoma at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York, USA.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Wulan
Dr. Wulan Aprianti

After completing her ophthalmology residency at the University of Indonesia Medical School 2012, Dr. Wulan worked at the Royal Progress Hospital for one year before joining KMN EyeCare in 2013.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Yulinda Soemiatno
Dr. Yulinda I. Soemiatno

After graduating from the Padjadjaran University Medical School, Dr. Yulinda underwent a postgraduate internship in the field of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus.

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