Premature infants--how long to follow up?

  title={Premature infants--how long to follow up?},
  author={David Laws},
  journal={The British journal of ophthalmology},
  volume={81 11},
  • David Laws
  • Published 1997 in The British journal of ophthalmology
Understanding the natural history of a disease is essential to assess eVective treatment and allocate resources. In a recent commentary in the BJO Hitchings decried the absence of a natural history of glaucoma and thus a control group against which to measure treatment. Fortunately, other medical problems, such as retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), have been subject to study before it became unethical to withhold treatment. 3 Possession of this information, however, may pose more questions than… CONTINUE READING