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Eye Tests


Eyes tests are peformed on all babies born at less than 30 weeks of age, or weighing under 1.5 kilograms at birth.

Premature babies are at an increased risk of a condition called Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) which is linked to high oxygen saturation levels in babies receiving oxygen therapy. This is why we attempt to keep babies' 'sats' roughly within a set range.

An eye doctor (opthalmologist) will examine the retina at the back of a baby's eyes to check that they are normal. This test may need to be repeated after a week or two.