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UK population based study of severe retinopathy of prematurity: screening, treatment, and outcome
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    Re: Avoiding ROP blindness

    Your articles are very valid. But, these will be more meaningful if you give the practices followed in the Neonatal Units in hospitals to prevent blindness due to ROP. e.g.:

    Frequency of eye examinations after birth of a premature child?
    Level of oxygen and how it is administered in the incubator?
    Frequency and method of monitoring?
    What specific action is taken...

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    Avoiding ROP blindness
    • Padmaja Kumari Rani, Vitreoretinal consultant
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      • Rajiv raman,Pramod Bhende,Tarun sharma.

    Dear Editor,

    We read with interest the article by Haines et al.[1] We would like to add few points which can improve ROP screening programs world wide. Even though low birth weight is an important risk factor, ROP increasingly reported in higher birth weight babies also.[2]

    Varying morphology of ROP also noted in especially in very low birth weight infants (...

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