Screening and Management of Retinopathy of Prematurity ROP CA4066 v4


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The aim of this guideline is to consolidate existing arrangements and establish a local intranet accessible policy for the screening and management of retinopathy of prematurity in the babies cared for on the neonatal intensive care unit NICU in agreement with new national guidance on this subject

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