Strategy Confirmed to Help Doctors Determine When to Treat Retinopathy of Prematurity – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. A study shows that some infants are likely to benefit from an early treatment for a potentially blinding eye condition.
Brooks: The subject of this study was a condition called retinopathy of prematurity.
Narrator: Dr. Brian Brooks is with the National Eye Institute.
Brooks: Both the initial study and now this follow up study have confirmed than in a subset of the infants, who are beginning to develop retinopathy of prematurity but have not hit what we classically call threshold, that did significantly benefit from treatment. Where as if the blood vessels appeared a different way, those babies could be just carefully monitored for the time being.
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