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Monocular axial myopia associated with neonatal eyelid closure in human infants.
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PMID:  7468734     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We studied eight infants who developed unilateral axial myopia associated with neonatal eyelid closure. Clinical findings and ultrasonographic biometric measurements suggested that axial elongation of the eye may occur as a result of neonatal eyelid closure, a finding similar to that for experimental myopia produced in neonatal animals after eyelid fusion. Early treatment of eyelid occlusion in the neonate may prevent axial myopia and subsequent anisometropic amblyopia.
C S Hoyt; R D Stone; C Fromer; F A Billson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  91     ISSN:  0002-9394     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  1981 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-04-24     Completed Date:  1981-04-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370500     Medline TA:  Am J Ophthalmol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  197-200     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blepharoptosis / complications
Eyelid Diseases / complications*
Eyelid Neoplasms / complications
Eyelids / injuries
Hemangioma / complications
Myopia / complications*

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