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'Brain Bleeds' in Infants Can Affect Visual Outcomes at the End of Their Primary School Years

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Severe "brain bleeds" experienced by some babies in the first year following their birth lead to long-term sight problems, researchers at the University of Bristol, UK have found as part of a ten-year follow-up study.

The study, published in the journal Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology today [23 June], reviewed 32 children who had detailed assessments at 10- to 11-years-old after experiencing Grades 3 or 4 intraventricular hemorrhage (brain bleeds) and ventricular dilation (IVHVD) as part of a study called DRIFT10.

The DRIFT10 study was set up to investigate a 'brain washing' technique for brain bleeds called ...