Refractive and biometrie status of children born premature without Retinopathy of Prematurity

Sharanjeet Kaur Malkeet Singh, Norlaila Mat Daud, Chung Kah Meng, Azrin E. Ariffin, Boo Nemyun, Ong Lai Choo

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A cross-sectional study was undertaken to determine the refractive and biométrie status of premature children without Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) and full term children. Fifty eight children between the ages of 3 and 7 years (32 children born premature without ROP and another 26 children born full term and normal) were examined. Refractive error, corneal curvature, axial length, anterior chamber depth and crystalline lens thickness were determined. The results revealed that children between the age of 3 and 7 years were emmetropic, irrespective of whether they were born premature without ROP or full term. However, children born premature without ROP had significantly steeper corneas (t = 3.14, p = 0.0349), shorter axial lengths (t = 3.18, p = 0.0313) and thicker crystalline lens (t = 331, p = 0.0256) compared to children born full term within the same age group. This study suggests that compensation in ocular parameters can occur to maintain emmetropia, mainly by adjustment of axial length and corneal curvature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)859-862
Number of pages4
JournalSains Malaysiana
Volume39
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010

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Retinopathy of Prematurity
Crystalline Lens
Emmetropia
Social Adjustment
Refractive Errors
Anterior Chamber
Cornea
Age Groups
Cross-Sectional Studies

Keywords

  • Axial length
  • Corneal curvature
  • Crystalline lens thickness
  • Premature without retinopathy of prematurity
  • Refractive error

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Refractive and biometrie status of children born premature without Retinopathy of Prematurity. / Malkeet Singh, Sharanjeet Kaur; Mat Daud, Norlaila; Meng, Chung Kah; Ariffin, Azrin E.; Nemyun, Boo; Choo, Ong Lai.

In: Sains Malaysiana, Vol. 39, No. 5, 10.2010, p. 859-862.

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Malkeet Singh, Sharanjeet Kaur ; Mat Daud, Norlaila ; Meng, Chung Kah ; Ariffin, Azrin E. ; Nemyun, Boo ; Choo, Ong Lai. / Refractive and biometrie status of children born premature without Retinopathy of Prematurity. In: Sains Malaysiana. 2010 ; Vol. 39, No. 5. pp. 859-862.
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