Strategy Confirmed to Help Doctors Determine When to Treat Retinopathy of Prematurity – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Scientists have shown in a recent study, that through an eye exam, doctors can identify infants who are most likely to benefit from early treatment for a potentially blinding eye condition. Dr. Brian Brooks, chief of the National Eye Institute’s Unit on Pediatric, Developmental and Genetic Ophthalmology, explains the condition called retinopathy of prematurity.
Brooks: By definition it affects babies that are born prematurely and is caused by a change from the baby’s environment from being in utero to outside the womb
Narrator: The results from this study are from the Early Treatment for Retinopathy of Prematurity. For more information on this study and the results visit, www.nei.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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