Sara Varughese

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BACKGROUND Refractive status at birth is related to gestational age. Preterm babies have myopia which decreases as gestational age increases and term babies are known to be hypermetropic. This study looked at the correlation of refractive status with birth weight in term and preterm babies, and with physical indicators of intra-uterine growth such as the(More)
PURPOSE The refractive status of premature infants is not well studied. This study was done to find the norms of refractive error in newborns at different gestational ages. METHODS One thousand two hundred three (1203) eyes were examined for refractive error by streak retinoscopy within the first week of life between June 2001 and September 2002.(More)
Nadeem ur Rehman MBBS Faran Emmanuel MBBSMSc Saeed Akhtar PhD Country Office for Pakistan, UNODC; Department of Community Health Sciences, Aga Khan University, Stadium Road, Karachi, Pakistan; Epidemiology, Department of Community Medicine and Behavioural Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, PO Box 24923, Safat 13110, Kuwait Correspondence to:(More)
The trichorhinophalangeal syndrome associated with laxity of the skin and joints has been mistaken for Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (Jones 1988). We report a case of the trichorhinophalangeal syndrome which we mistook for the Larsen syndrome. Literature and published photographs of the Larsen syndrome are reviewed to highlight the similarities between these two(More)
Background: Suicide is the second leading cause of death among Indian adolescents. The school personnel play an important role in the prevention of adolescent suicides. Aims and objectives: The study aimed at assessing the knowledge on prevention of adolescent suicide as measured by a knowledge questionnaire and determine the effectiveness of an interactive(More)
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