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Oculomotor consequences of intraventricular hemorrhages in premature infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3566608     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the ocular findings in 11 preterm infants who sustained intraventricular hemorrhages. The defects were similar to those in adults who suffer from hypertensive thalamic hemorrhages. All 11 infants showed tonic downward and esotropic deviations of their eyes. Upgaze response could not be elicited in any of the infants. Although the role of secondary hydrocephalus cannot be discounted, we conclude that the direct effect of the hemorrhage on thalamic and mesencephalic structures is essential in the production of these oculomotor deficits. The prognosis for recovery of the upgaze palsy in these patients is good, although the time course may vary. However, the large-angle esotropia usually persists and requires surgical correction.
E E Tamura; C S Hoyt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of ophthalmology     Volume:  105     ISSN:  0003-9950     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  1987 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-05-12     Completed Date:  1987-05-12     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7706534     Medline TA:  Arch Ophthalmol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  533-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cerebral Hemorrhage / complications*
Cerebral Ventricles*
Esotropia / etiology*
Eye Diseases / etiology*
Eye Movements*
Hydrocephalus / etiology
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature, Diseases / complications*,  etiology
Strabismus / etiology*
Thalamic Diseases / etiology
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