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Reduced accommodation in children with Down syndrome.

Woodhouse, J M, Meades, J S, Leat, S J and Saunders, Kathryn (1993) Reduced accommodation in children with Down syndrome. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science, 34 (7). pp. 2382-7. [Journal article]

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PURPOSE. To examine the accommodative accuracy and amplitude in children with Down syndrome. Accommodation is usually assumed to be good in children and is rarely measured. METHODS. A dynamic retinoscopy technique was developed that allows rapid and reliable measures of accuracy and amplitude of accommodation in infants and children. RESULTS. Use of the dynamic technique with a small sample of schoolchildren with Down syndrome shows that 80% have reduced amplitude of accommodation, in comparison to a control group of developmentally normal children. CONCLUSIONS. Optometric management of children with Down syndrome should include consideration of accommodation.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Optometry and Vision Science
ID Code:1070
Deposited By: Professor Kathryn Saunders
Deposited On:25 Nov 2009 16:57
Last Modified:09 May 2016 10:45

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