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Mensuration data in infant eyes with unilateral congenital cataracts.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3578486     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to determine the size and shape of infant eyes having a unilateral congenital cataract. Fourteen infants presenting consecutively with a unilateral congenital cataract were studied. Ages ranged from 1.3 to 6 months (mean 3.7 months). Corneal curvature ranged from 43.00 to 49.50 D (mean 45.6 D). Refractive error at the corneal plane ranged from +23.50 to +34.00 D (mean +28.07 D). The axial length ranged from 16.49 to 20.09 mm (mean 18.41 mm). Microcornea was found in eight infants. There was rapid growth in eye size from normal neonatal dimensions. No significant relation was found among the following: corneal curvature and age; refractive error and age; axial length and age or presence of microcornea; and corneal curvature and refractive error. Corneal vault may be an important factor in fitting contact lenses to aphakic infants. Contact lenses for infants should be designed based on the dimensions of the infant eye.
B D Moore
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of optometry and physiological optics     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0093-7002     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Optom Physiol Opt     Publication Date:  1987 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-06-11     Completed Date:  1987-06-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417614     Medline TA:  Am J Optom Physiol Opt     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  204-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Cataract / complications,  congenital*,  pathology
Cornea / pathology
Eye / pathology*
Infant, Newborn
Refractive Errors / complications,  physiopathology

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