Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2020 , Vol 11, Issue 4
Status of The Prematurity of Retinopathy Diagnosis-Treatment Centers and Attitudes of Ophthalmologists In Turkey
Erdem Eriş1,Sinan Bekmez1,İrfan Perente2,Ali Rıza Cenk Çelebi3
1Sağlık Bilimleri Üniversitesi İzmir Dr. Behçet Uz Çocuk Hastalıkları ve Cerrahisi Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Göz Hastalıkları Bilim Dalı, İzmir, Türkiye
2Sağlık Bilimleri Üniversitesi İstanbul Beyoğlu Göz Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Göz Hastalıkları Bilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye
3Acıbadem Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Göz Hastalıkları Bilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye
DOI : 10.31067/0.2020.318 Objective: To aassess the working conditions and treatment preferences of premature retinopathy diagnosis and treatment centers across Turkey.

Material and Method: An invitation was sent to eye experts who worked at diagnosis and treatment centers of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) at least for a year. Experts who accepted the invitation are included in the study. Data were collected online using Google surveys.

Results: Twenty-six eye specialists who worked in ROP diagnosis and treatment centers were the participants. While 46.2% of the eye experts stated an intermediate level of satisfaction regarding the working conditions, 11.5% reported as not satisfied at all. In 84.6% of the centers, the ROP examination was reported to be performed in a separate place from the other patients. Indirect ophthalmoscope with a camera was reported to be the most common imaging device in the diagnosis and treatment centers. Laser photocoagulation was the primary preference of the experts in the treatment of ROP except for the cases of aggressive posterior retinopathy (AP-ROP).

Conclusion: The resources of the PR diagnosis and treatment centers, the support provided and the satisfaction levels of the staff can show significant changes between regions. Keywords : Prematurity, Retinopathy of Prematurity, ROP, AP-ROP, Google surveys, Turkey