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Comparative Study of Refractive Errors, Strabismus, Microsaccades, and Visual Perception Between Preterm and Full-Term Children With Infantile Cerebral Palsy.

TitleComparative Study of Refractive Errors, Strabismus, Microsaccades, and Visual Perception Between Preterm and Full-Term Children With Infantile Cerebral Palsy.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsKozeis, N., Panos G. D., Zafeiriou D. I., de Gottrau P., & Gatzioufas Z.
JournalJ Child Neurol
Volume30
Issue8
Pagination972-5
Date Published2015 Jul
ISSN1708-8283
KeywordsAdolescent, Age Factors, Cerebral Palsy, Child, Child, Preschool, Female, Humans, Male, Perceptual Disorders, Premature Birth, Refractive Errors, Strabismus, Visual Acuity, Visual Perception
Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the refractive status, orthoptic status and visual perception in a group of preterm and another of full-term children with cerebral palsy, in order to investigate whether prematurity has an effect on the development of refractive errors and binocular disorders. A hundred school-aged children, 70 preterm and 30 full-term, with congenital cerebral palsy were examined. Differences for hypermetropia, myopia, and emmetropia were not statistically significant between the 2 groups. Astigmatism was significantly increased in the preterm group. The orthoptic status was similar for both groups. Visual perception was markedly reduced in both groups, but the differences were not significant. In conclusion, children with cerebral palsy have impaired visual skills, leading to reading difficulties. The presence of prematurity does not appear to represent an additional risk factor for the development of refractive errors and binocular disorders.

DOI10.1177/0883073814549248
Alternate JournalJ. Child Neurol.
PubMed ID25296927

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