Kristina Teär Fahnehjelm

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PURPOSE To prospectively study the incidence of structural and/or functional ophthalmological abnormalities in the offspring to an unselected population of women with epilepsy, subjected to a well controlled antiepileptic drug (AED) treatment during pregnancy. METHODS Forty-three children prenatally exposed to antiepileptic drugs and 47 controls were(More)
AIM To analyse pre- and neonatal data and ocular findings in children with visual impairment caused by posterior ocular malformations. METHODS Medical records were scrutinized, dried blood spot cards were analysed for virus DNA and ophthalmological assessments were performed in 28 children with optic nerve hypoplasia (ONH) and 10 with optic/chorio-retinal(More)
The mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) are a group of rare lysosomal storage disorders characterized by the accumulation of glycosaminoglycans in several tissues and organs. This accumulation results in an array of clinical manifestations and premature death in severe cases. Ocular problems are very common in children with MPS and may involve the cornea, sclera,(More)
Ocular pathology is common in patients with mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS), a hereditary lysosomal storage disorder, where the eye as well as other tissues accumulate excessive amounts of glycosaminoglycans. Despite genetic and phenotypic heterogeneity within and between different types of MPS, the disease symptoms and clinical signs often manifest during the(More)
UNLABELLED Congenital toxoplasmosis may lead to severe visual impairment or neurological sequelae in the child. PURPOSE To study the severity of the primary and late ophthalmological dysfunction during a prospective incidence study of congenital toxoplasmosis in the Stockholm and Skåne counties. METHODS Blood collected on phenylketonuria (PKU) cards(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To assess corneal refraction and axial length in children with mucopolysaccharidosis I-Hurler (MPS I-H), treated early with stem cell transplantation (SCT), in order to establish possible causes of hyperopia. METHODS Clinical ophthalmological follow-up included keratometry and measurements of axial length. RESULTS Five patients, with SCT(More)
PURPOSE To report visual functions and prevalence of cataract after haematopoetic stem-cell transplantation (SCT) during childhood and to determine the impact of different conditioning regimes and other possible risk factors. METHODS Assessment of visual acuity (VA), slit-lamp biomicroscopy of the lenses and examination of the ocular fundii were performed(More)
PURPOSE To present visual functions and ocular findings in four children with mucopolysaccharidosis I-Hurler (MPS I-H) treated early with stem cell transplantation (SCT). METHODS Clinical ophthalmological evaluations including visual evoked potentials (VEPs) were carried out. RESULTS Stem cell transplantation was performed before 20 months of age.(More)
AIM Although cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most common congenital infection, existing research has not provided us with a full picture of how this can affect children in the future. The aim of this case-control study was to evaluate disabilities in a well-defined group of children with congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, who had been fitted with(More)
PURPOSE High intraocular pressure (IOP) and glaucoma are often suspected in patients with mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS). To determine corneal hysteresis (CH) and IOP in children with mucopolysaccharidosis I-Hurler (MPS I-H) and MPS VI. METHODS Clinical measurements with ocular response analyzer (ORA). RESULTS In seven patients, five with MPS I-H treated(More)