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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Emmetropisation following preterm birth
Author(s): Saunders, Kathryn J
McCulloch, Daphne L
Shepherd, Ashley
Wilkinson, A Graham
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Keywords: prematurity
Eye Refractive errors Treatment
Newborn infants Abnormalities
Premature babies Abnormalities
Issue Date: Sep-2002
Date Deposited: 20-Nov-2009
Citation: Saunders KJ, McCulloch DL, Shepherd A & Wilkinson AG (2002) Emmetropisation following preterm birth. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 86 (9), pp. 1035-1040.;
Abstract: Background/aims: Even in the absence of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), premature birth signals increased risk for abnormal refractive development. The present study examined the relation between clinical risk factors and refractive development among preterm infants without ROP. Methods: Cycloplegic refraction was measured at birth, term, 6, 12, and 48 months corrected age in a cohort of 59 preterm infants. Detailed perinatal history and cranial ultrasound data were collected. 40 full term (plus or minus 2 weeks) subjects were tested at birth, 6, and 12 months old. Results: Myopia and anisometropia were associated with prematurity (p
DOI Link: 10.1136/bjo.86.9.1035
Rights: Published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. Copyright: BMJ Publishing Group.

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