Myopia in Retinopathy of Prematurity

Nelson, Leonard B.
May 2009
Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus;May/Jun2009, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p138
Academic Journal
The author discusses the development of myopia in infants diagnosed with retinopathy of prematurity. He stresses the importance of early cycloplegic refractions in children with such a disease in order to diagnose myopia. One study revealed that the increase in lens thickness is the primary factor that caused myopia in infants with retinopathy of prematurity. Also noted is the role of lens thickness and power in influencing postnatal emmetropization.


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