OPHTHALMOLOGISTS BEAT THE DRUM FOR RCTs

Clinical TrialNumber of People AffectedClinical Trial Cost (Dollars) Annual Cost Savings (Dollars)
Cryotherapy for retinopathy
of prematurity study
750 premature infants blinded
by retinopathy of prematurity
(ROP) each year
23.4 million38–65 million
Abnormal proliferation of
blood vessels in retina
Demonstrated effectiveness of
cryotherapy in halting
proliferation of blood vessels in
premature infants