Emmetropisation following preterm birth

K. J. Saunders, Daphne L. McCulloch, A. J. Shepherd, A. J. Wilkinson

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Even in the absence of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), premature birth signals increased risk for abnormal refractive development. The present study examined the relation between clinical risk factors and refractive development among preterm infants without ROP. Cycloplegic refraction was measured at birth, term, 6, 12, and 48 months corrected age in a cohort of 59 preterm infants. Detailed perinatal history and cranial ultrasound data were collected. 40 full term (plus or minus 2 weeks) subjects were tested at birth, 6, and 12 months old. Myopia and anisometropia were associated with prematurity (p

Original languageEnglish
JournalBritish Journal of Ophthalmology
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2002


  • refractive development
  • emmetropisation
  • preterm birth
  • vision sciences


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