A Cross Sectional Study to Determine Periocular Parameters in Newborns At Different Gestational Age


  • Partha Tripathi
  • Varsha Chauhan
  • Chandana Chakraborti
  • Nabanita Barua




Newborn IPD, ICD, OCD, hypertelorism, telecanthus


Background: A nomogram of periocular measurements of newborn babies has its clinical implication in delineation
of many syndromes.
Aim: To measure periocular parameters like inner canthal distance (ICD), outer canthal distance (OCD), inter
pupillary distance (IPD) in newborns at different gestational age which will help in clinical evaluation of hypo and
Materials &Methods: This is a hospital based observational, cross-sectional study in a secondary care hospital of
West Bengal. The study was carried among 250 newborns with gestational period ranging from 32 weeks to 42
weeks who were born in obstetric department of the hospital during a period of 8 months. Ocular dimensions in
newborns at different gestational age groups were measured on day 2, and the values are presented as mean +/- SD
values for different gestational age groups. The data was collected by using structured schedule and was entered
in the Microsoft excel sheets and statistically analysed by SPSS 24.0 and Graph Pad Prism version 5. Results: No
significant difference noted between values of boy and girl babies. The values of different eye measurements have
shown a positive correlation with gestational age and birth weight. To the best of our knowledge, till date there
is only one such study from India.

Author Biographies

  • Partha Tripathi

    DCH, MD. Senior Faculty, District Hospital, Hooghly

  • Varsha Chauhan

     Consultant Paediatrician,District Hospital Hooghly

  • Chandana Chakraborti

    DO,MD. Associate Professor, RIO, Medical College Kolkata, West Bengal

  • Nabanita Barua

    Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Deben Mahata Govt Medical College, Purulia. West Bengal, India




How to Cite

A Cross Sectional Study to Determine Periocular Parameters in Newborns At Different Gestational Age. (2023). Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 14(2), 183-188. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v14i2.19093