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Premature newborns need laser treatments for the retina

Premature newborns need laser treatments for the retina



In premature infants there is a risk of severe retinal disease, said Prof. Dr. Adrian Georgescu, director of the Institute for the Protection of the Mother and Child "Alfred Rusescu".
The retinopathy of the premature can be treated with the help of the laser, thus preventing blindness, said the professor Dr. Adrian Georgescu.
He said there is also a program for genetic disorders such as phenylketonuria, a metabolic defect that develops also in the premature and which can lead to encephalopathies. Another condition that premature newborns can develop is congenital hypothyroidism.