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Antioxidant Shown to Reduce Blindness Risk in Extremely Premature Babies, Brigham and Women's Hospital Study



6/18/2012 7:37:57 AM

Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is the second most common cause of childhood blindness in the United States, occurring in half of premature infants born earlier than or at 28 weeks gestational age. The condition is caused by abnormal blood vessel development in the retina of the eye. ROP risk increases with decreasing gestational age.

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