TITLE

Myopia in Retinopathy of Prematurity

AUTHOR(S)
Nelson, Leonard B.
PUB. DATE
May 2009
SOURCE
Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus;May/Jun2009, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p138
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
41565047

 

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