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explain the blindness from levels of high oxygen when given to a premature infant?

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Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
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Oxygen free radicals: Oxygen in high concentrations cause oxygen to breakdown and form oxygen free radicals which can damage cells in the body. In premature infants, this can lead to what is called retinopathy of prematurity.
Answered on Jul 8, 2012

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