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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.


    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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