Table 2

Challenges in the 15 institutions delivering routine ROP screening in Nigeria

Lack of equipment and consumables
 Electronic systems to document ROP findings15100
 Lack of equipment to regulate oxygen in NICUs15100
 No laser for treatment1066.7
 Other: indirect ophthalmoscopes, specula, eye drops426.7
Other challenges
 Data management1386.7
 Financial support for treatment1066.7
 Late referral640.0
 ROP coordinator/support staff/inadequate manpower426.7
 Poor motivation and transportation issues for parents and team426.7
  • NICU, neonatal intensive care unit; ROP, retinopathy of prematurity.