Systemic Factors Associated with a Thinner Choroid in Preterm Infants

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Congratulations to Duke vitreoretinal specialist Lejla Vajzovic, MD, senior author and former Duke resident Suzanna Michalak, MD, first author along with the BabySTEPS study group on their recent paper "Systemic Factors Associated with a Thinner Choroid in Preterm Infants."

They concluded with a striking new finding that choroidal development in the preterm infant eye may be related to growth rate in the first weeks of life and the prolonged use of supplemental oxygen.

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