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Promotion of visual development of severely visually impaired babies: evaluation of a developmentally based programme.
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PMID:  2044853     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A developmentally based programme (PVD) to promote the visual development of babies with severe visual impairment was evaluated in 58 infants aged between one month and 13 months of age. Progress in nine aspects of visual development was significantly greater for babies receiving the programme. This benefit extended to those with severe learning disability, or with minimal or apparently no vision at entry. The PVD favourably influenced visual outcome when introduced at any time during the first 13 months of life, although earlier introduction enabled greater benefit to be derived from the improved vision. Therefore, it is recommended that infants are referred to a developmental centre as soon as severe visual impairment is suspected.
P M Sonksen; A Petrie; K J Drew
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental medicine and child neurology     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0012-1622     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Med Child Neurol     Publication Date:  1991 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-07-16     Completed Date:  1991-07-16     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0006761     Medline TA:  Dev Med Child Neurol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  320-35     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology and Developmental Paediatrics, Wolfson Centre, London.
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MeSH Terms
Blindness / etiology,  rehabilitation*
Child, Preschool
Eye Movements
Follow-Up Studies
Photic Stimulation / methods*
Retrospective Studies
Vision Tests
Visual Acuity

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