Article

Emmetropisation following preterm birth

Citation

Saunders KJ, McCulloch DL, Shepherd A & Wilkinson AG (2002) Emmetropisation following preterm birth. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 86 (9), pp. 1035-1040. http://bjo.bmj.com/content/86/9/1035.abstract; https://doi.org/10.1136/bjo.86.9.1035

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

Keywords
prematurity; refraction; emmetropisation; infants; Eye Refractive errors Treatment; Newborn infants Abnormalities; Premature babies Abnormalities

Journal
British Journal of Ophthalmology: Volume 86, Issue 9

StatusPublished
Publication date30/09/2002
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/1811
PublisherBMJ Publishing Group
Publisher URLhttp://bjo.bmj.com/content/86/9/1035.abstract
ISSN0007-1161