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Severe retinopathy of prematurity and its association with different rates of survival in infants of less than 1251 g birth weight
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    ROP and survival of premature infants

    Dear Editor,

    We were interested to read the article of Vyas et al (1) on the incidence of severe retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in 11 neonatal units (NUs) from five cities in England in 1994. We have published similar data from 8 NUs in New South Wales (NSW) Australia in 1993 and 1994.(2) These data were prospectively collected in the NSW Neonatal Intensive Care Unit's data collection and is stored and maintai...

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    Severe retinopathy of prematurity survival rates

    Wonderful work by Vyas et al on ROP and its incidence in different cities of Britain. The statistically significant difference in the incidence of ROP in different centres may be related to the differences in the level of care provided. The advancements in neonatal care, particularly the use of surfactant and the resultant reduction in the requirements of O2 has greatly influenced outcome and possible development of ROP (...

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