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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Published Online First 17 March 2006
Competing interests: None declared.
Ethics approval: Ethics committe approval was obtained for this study.