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who else has retinopathy of prematurity besides tiny babies?

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Dr. Damien Luviano
17 years experience Ophthalmology
Also iillnesses: 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 16, 2014
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