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Author Verma, M. ♦ Chhatwal, J. ♦ Jaison, S. ♦ Thomas, S. ♦ Daniel, R.
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Normal Vision ♦ Gestational Age Group ♦ 34-36 Week ♦ Complete Ophthal-mological Examination ♦ Significant Positive Correlation ♦ Fifty Preterm Neonate ♦ Preterm Baby ♦ Birth Weight ♦ Developmental Assessment ♦ Refractive Error ♦ Ophthabnological Examination ♦ Decreas-ing Weight ♦ Inverse Relationship ♦ Refrac-tive Error
Description Fifty preterm neonates were followed up at the age of 6 months and 1 year. In addition to developmental assessment, a complete ophthal-mological examination was done on both visits. The largest (62%) gestational age group was of 34-36 weeks. At 6 months, none of the infants had normal vision. At 1 year of age, 64 % of the babies had normal vision while incidence of myopia and hypermelropia was 16 % and 20%, respectively. There was an inverse relationship noted between gestation and incidence of refrac-tive errors. It was also noted that with decreas-ing weight, the incidence of myopia increased. Myopia was seen exclusively among infants of birth weight of 2000 g or less. Birth weight had a significant positive correlation with astigma-tism. No correlation of asphyxia with refractive errors was observed. It is recommended that all preterm babies should have an ophthabnological examination at one year of age with follow up later on.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1994-01-01
Publisher Institution Indian Pediatr 31: 1183–1186. PLoS ONE www.plosone.org 6 February 2009 Volume 4 Issue 2 e4469