Reduced accommodation in children with Down syndrome.

J M Woodhouse, J S Meades, S J Leat, Kathryn Saunders

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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.
LanguageEnglish
Pages2382-7
JournalINVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE
Volume34
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1993

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Woodhouse, J M ; Meades, J S ; Leat, S J ; Saunders, Kathryn. / Reduced accommodation in children with Down syndrome. In: INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE. 1993 ; Vol. 34, No. 7. pp. 2382-7.
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Woodhouse, JM, Meades, JS, Leat, SJ & Saunders, K 1993, 'Reduced accommodation in children with Down syndrome.', INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, vol. 34, no. 7, pp. 2382-7.

Reduced accommodation in children with Down syndrome. / Woodhouse, J M; Meades, J S; Leat, S J; Saunders, Kathryn.

In: INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, Vol. 34, No. 7, 1993, p. 2382-7.

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