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Follow-up study on premature infants with and without retinopathy of prematurity.
  1. R Robinson and
  2. M O'Keefe
  1. Children's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.

    Abstract

    The ocular complications in population of 131 premature infants, with and without retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) are reported. An increased incidence of strabismus (20% with ROP and 25% without ROP) and myopia (27.5% with ROP and 8.8% without ROP) was shown. Significant visual loss occurred in 10.7% overall, increasing to 35% with stage 3 disease and 100% with stage 4. With the increased survival rate of premature infants, the relevance to future management of this expanding group of young people is considered.

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