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Prematures with and without regressed retinopathy of prematurity: comparison of long-term (6-10 years) ophthalmological morbidity.
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PMID:  2621545     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Forty-two ex-prematures having had regressed forms of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) during the neonatal period were compared with 42 matched non-ROP ex-premature controls at ages 6 to 10 years. The overall incidence of ophthalmologic problems was 55% in the ROP and 36% in the non-ROP group. Strabismus, amblyopia, and refraction anomalies occurred more frequently in the ROP group. In this group, a significantly greater number of children had decreased vision in one or both eyes compared to the non-ROP group. Although the incidence of ophthalmologic problems in the ROP group was considerably higher, the incidence in the non-ROP group still turned out unexpectedly high. this implicates that non-ROP very low birth weight neonates should also be considered to be at a greatly increased risk for later visual problems. Regular ocular examinations, mandatory for the ROP group, thus should be included in follow-up programs of non-ROP very low birthweight neonates as well.
B P Cats; K E Tan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0191-3913     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus     Publication Date:    1989 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-03-16     Completed Date:  1990-03-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7901143     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  271-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neonatology, University Children's Hospital, Utrecht, the Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Amblyopia / epidemiology,  etiology
Eye Diseases / epidemiology,  etiology*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Longitudinal Studies
Netherlands / epidemiology
Refractive Errors / epidemiology,  etiology
Retinopathy of Prematurity / complications*
Strabismus / epidemiology,  etiology

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