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We evaluated the refraction of 198 children born prematurely with birth-weights of 2,000 g or less, without any ocular disease. Between the ages of 6 months to 3 1/2 years these children had a mild hypermetropia. The refractive error did not change between the ages of 6 months and 3 1/2 years. The refraction of the prematurely born children was similar to… (More)
Sixteen patients with ocular criteria of Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA) were studied. Neurological examination was normal in 11 of 16 patients. The electroencephalogram was normal in six of eight patients, while two had nonspecific theta slowing. Computerized tomography of the brain was normal in two of five; hypoplasia of the cerebellar vermis was seen… (More)
A ten-year-old autistic boy with high myopia and very poor vision presented a bilateral anomaly of the disc, diagnosed as morning glory syndrome. Further investigation showed an absence of the corpus callosum and probably herniation of an encephalocele into the third ventricle. The association of bilateral morning glory syndrome and very low visual acuity… (More)
Clinical data of 6 cases of cortical blindness in infancy were analyzed. The underlying brain damage was a result of hypoxic events occurring in the pre- or perinatal period, or shortly after birth. The long-term follow-up of the children showed that some visual recovery occurred but capacity of recognition remained impaired. Early diagnosis of this entity… (More)
Fifteen patients with juvenile macular degeneration fitted with low-vision aids were followed up for a period of two to three years. About 80% of the patients equipped with visual aids used their devices successfully. It appears that in Stargardt's disease, low-vision aids are more useful than in other maculopathies.