Severe retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in a premature baby treated with sildenafil acetate (Viagra) for pulmonary hypertension
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    No evidence for severe retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) following sildenafil
    • Alistair R Fielder, Professor of Ophthalmology
    • Other Contributors:
      • Christine Pierce, Andy Petros, and Alistair Fielder

    Dear Editor

    Marsh and colleagues [1] raise the spectre of a possible association between the use of sildenafil and the development of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in a 26-week gestation baby with pulmonary hypertension. We are concerned that this report offers no real evidence for its claims and that a potentially lifesaving agent is being unfairly maligned.

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