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Weight gain acceleration is associated with a higher risk of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), according to a new study in JAMA Ophthalmology.

The analysis used data from the Postnatal Growth and Retinopathy of Prematurity (G-ROP) study, and included 6,835 infants undergoing ROP examinations from 29 hospitals from January 2006 to June 2012. Mean birth weight was 1,086 g and mean gestational age was 27.9 weeks.

Researchers found that risk of severe ROP increased with late…

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Weight Gain Acceleration Associated With Higher ROP Risk

Weight gain acceleration is associated with a higher risk of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), according to a new study in JAMA Ophthalmology.

The analysis used data from the Postnatal Growth and Retinopathy of Prematurity…