Refractive errors and strabismus in children with Ddown syndrome: a controlled study.

@article{Aknc2009RefractiveEA,
  title={Refractive errors and strabismus in children with Ddown syndrome: a controlled study.},
  author={Arsen Akıncı and Ozgur Oner and Ozlem Bozkurt and Alev Guven and Aydan Değerliyurt and Kerim Munir},
  journal={Journal of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus},
  year={2009},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={
          83-6
        }
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the prevalence of refractive errors, strabismus, nystagmus, and congenital cataract in children with Down syndrome and control subjects of similar age. METHODS Seventy-seven children with Down syndrome and 151 control subjects were evaluated for the prevalence of ocular findings. RESULTS Ocular findings were discovered in 97.4% of children with Down syndrome and 42.4% of control subjects (P < .0001). The point prevalence of nystagmus, strabismus, hypermetropia… Expand
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