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Association between visual impairment and functional and morphological cerebral abnormalities in full-term children

Grönqvist, Sofia; Flodmark, Olof; Tornqvist, Kristina LU ; Edlund, Göran and Hellström, Ann LU (2001) In Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica1998-01-01+01:002008-01-01+01:00 79(2). p.140-146
Abstract
Purpose: To characterise the nature and degree of ocular disorders and cerebral morphological and functional abnormalities in a population-based group of visually impaired full-term pre-school children. Methods: Forty-five children who were born at full-term between 1989 and 1995 in Varmland, Sweden, were reported as being visually impaired. An ophthalmological examination was performed and clinical data regarding mental development and neurological disease were obtained for all children. Cerebral imaging was performed in 35 children, Results: Twenty-six per cent of the children were found to have ocular disorders only. Forty-two per cent had cerebral morphological abnormalities, verified by cerebral imaging, and 65% had signs of cerebral... (More)
Purpose: To characterise the nature and degree of ocular disorders and cerebral morphological and functional abnormalities in a population-based group of visually impaired full-term pre-school children. Methods: Forty-five children who were born at full-term between 1989 and 1995 in Varmland, Sweden, were reported as being visually impaired. An ophthalmological examination was performed and clinical data regarding mental development and neurological disease were obtained for all children. Cerebral imaging was performed in 35 children, Results: Twenty-six per cent of the children were found to have ocular disorders only. Forty-two per cent had cerebral morphological abnormalities, verified by cerebral imaging, and 65% had signs of cerebral functional abnormalities. In total, 74% were found to have cerebral morphological and/or cerebral functional abnormalities. Conclusion: The majority of children with visual impairment, including children with ocular disorders, were found to have cerebral morphological and/or cerebral functional abnormalities. We suggest that any child with visual impairment should therefore undergo cerebral imaging and be examined by a paediatrician in order to establish the correct diagnosis. (Less)
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cerebral lesions, full-term children, ocular disorders, visual impairment
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Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica1998-01-01+01:002008-01-01+01:00
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79
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2
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140 - 146
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Wiley-Blackwell
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1395-3907
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10.1034/j.1600-0420.2001.079002140.x
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English
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  author       = {Grönqvist, Sofia and Flodmark, Olof and Tornqvist, Kristina and Edlund, Göran and Hellström, Ann},
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  pages        = {140--146},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica1998-01-01+01:002008-01-01+01:00},
  title        = {Association between visual impairment and functional and morphological cerebral abnormalities in full-term children},
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  volume       = {79},
  year         = {2001},
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