1. A vision exam focused on preemies

    A vision exam focused on preemies

    Many babies born prematurely grow up to be healthy, happy kids. But those who weigh below 2 ¾ pounds at birth could have problems seeing well. This is something Michelle T. Cabrera, an associate professor of ophthalmology at the University of Washington School of Medicine and a pediatric ophthalmologist at Seattle Childrens, wants to help fix. She is using handheld, swept source optical coherence tomography in a study of 50 premature infants. The device obtains high-resolution, cross-sectional images of the vitreous in the babies’ eyes. The vitreous is the eye’s gel-like filling. The pictures Cabrera is taking can show fine ...

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