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Effect of light reduction on the incidence of retinopathy of prematurity
  1. R R T Braz1,
  2. M E L Moreira1,
  3. M de Carvalho1,
  4. J M A Lopes1,
  5. M A Rodrigues2,
  6. J A O Cabral2,
  7. M M Motta2
  1. 1Department of Neonatology, Instituto Fernandes Figueira, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  2. 2Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Laranjeiras Perinatal Clinic, Rio de Janeiro
  1. Correspondence to:
    Professor Lopes
    Rua Aperana 77#101, Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 22450-190; jlopesma{at}uol.com.br

Abstract

The effect of ocular protection on the incidence of retinopathy of prematurity was tested in 188 newborns weighing less than 1600 g in a randomised controlled trial. No effect of ambient light reduction on the incidence of retinopathy of prematurity was shown.

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Footnotes

  • Published Online First 17 March 2006

  • Competing interests: None declared.

  • Ethics approval: Ethics committe approval was obtained for this study.

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