Avastin Prevent Premature Baby Blindness

Avastin cancer drug was not only effective to ablate a malignant tumor but also may help prevent blindness in premature babies born before their eyes are fully developed.

Approximately 50,000 people worldwide are blind due to a condition called "retinopathy of prematurity" which effect on the retina.

A research published in The New England Journal of Medicine shows that injections of Avastin into the eyes of premature infants can prevent blindness more effective than laser surgery, a method commonly used when doctors found no signs of vision problems in infants.

However, further research is needed because this study did not have a scale large enough to prove whether an injection of Avastin is completely safe.

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