A 39-year-old member asked:
are premature babies who suffered retinopathy of prematurity and went blind ever going to have any chance of seeing?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Damien Luviano answered
17 years experience Ophthalmology
Very Unlikely: Prematurity is a risk factor that can lead to blindness. One important risk factor is birth weight, 1251 grams or less (2 lbs 12 ounces). A landmark study called the early treatment for retinopathy of prematurity, laser decreased incidence of blindness http://www.Nei.Nih.Gov/neitrials/static/study83.Asp the patient will need lifelong eye care for glaucoma, cataracts, strabismus, amblyopia, etc.
Answered on Apr 23, 2016
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