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 > Vision
|Deposited By:||Dr Kathryn Saunders|
|Deposited On:||25 Nov 2009 16:57|
|Last Modified:||25 Nov 2009 16:57|
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