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Heart defects and ocular anomalies in children with Down's syndrome

Bromham, Nathan R, Woodhouse, J. M., Cregg, M., Webb, Elspeth Valma Jocelyn and Fraser, William 2002. Heart defects and ocular anomalies in children with Down's syndrome. British Journal of Ophthalmology 86 (12) , pp. 1367-1368.

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Abstract

Aims: To investigate whether ocular anomalies are associated with congenital heart defects in children with Down’s syndrome. Methods: 58 children with Down’s syndrome were entered into a retrospective observational study. Children were assigned to heart defect groups based on medical records. Optometric tests had previously been carried out at the homes of the children. Results: A relation between congenital cardiac defects, myopia, and nystagmus was observed. Heart problems were not related to accommodative insufficiency, hyperopia, or strabismus. Conclusion: In children with Down’s syndrome heart defects were associated with both myopia and nystagmus.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Optometry and Vision Sciences
Subjects: R Medicine > RE Ophthalmology
Uncontrolled Keywords: heart defects; ocular anomalies; children; Down’s syndrome
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
ISSN: 0007-1161
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 01:52
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/5087

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