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Extensive retinal haemorrhages in a neonate
  1. Mira Parmar1,
  2. Sankara Narayanan1,
  3. Gillian Adams2,
  4. Nazakat Merchant1
  1. 1 Department of Neonatology, West Hertfordshire NHS Trust, Watford General Hospital, Watford, UK
  2. 2 Department of Opthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Mira Parmar, Department of Neonatology, West Hertfordshire NHS Trust, Watford General Hospital, Vicarage Road, Watford, WD18 0HB, UK; mira.parmar{at}nhs.net

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Retinal haemorrhages (RH) raises the possibility of non-accidental injury, and safeguarding procedures are often initiated. Birth injury and haematological disorders can also result in RH. We describe images of RH noted during retinopathy of prematurity screening in an ex-31 weeks’ gestation, second of twin pregnancy, born by spontaneous vaginal delivery (figure 1). Safeguarding concerns were raised, as the twins were rooming in and mother booked late. There were no signs of trauma with …

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