Strategy Confirmed to Help Doctors Determine When to Treat Retinopathy of Prematurity – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. An estimated 15-thousand premature infants born each year in the U.S. are affected by some degree of Retinopathy of Prematurity. This disease is one of the most common causes of vision loss in children. Dr. Brian Brooks, from the National Eye Institute explains a study designed to help.
Brooks: The Early Treatment for Retinopathy of Prematurity study was designed to look at the question: Can we identify those infants who are going to go on to develop severe retinopathy of prematurity and if we treat those infants early do we do a better job at preventing blindness?
Narrator: He says the study confirms that early treatment does help selected infants. For details, 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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