Eye Exam May Help Identify Infants Likely To Benefit From Early ROP Treatment

HealthDay (4/12, Preidt) reported, “An eye exam can identify premature infants who are most likely to benefit from early treatment of a vision-threatening eye condition called retinopathy of prematurity (ROP),” according to a study published in the Archives of Ophthalmology and conducted by researchers at the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute. The “benefit of early treatment for certain infants continues through six years of age, according to long-term results from the Early Treatment for Retinopathy of Prematurity study, which included 370 children.” Notably, “ROP, which affects about 15,000 premature infants born each year in the United States, is one of the most common causes of vision loss in children.”

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Information courtesy of optometrists and ophthalmologists (opthalmologists) of Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care, Rockville and Potomac, Maryland (20850, 20878, 20854). Comprehensive eye, vision, optical and contact lens care for individuals and families

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