Visual acuity and accommodation in infants and young children with Down's syndrome.

  title={Visual acuity and accommodation in infants and young children with Down's syndrome.},
  author={J. M. Woodhouse and Valerie H Pakeman and Kathryn Jill Saunders and Margaret M. Parker and William I Fraser and S Lobo and Priya Sastry},
  journal={Journal of intellectual disability research : JIDR},
  volume={40 ( Pt 1)},
Accommodation and visual acuity were measured in 53 children with Down's syndrome aged between 12 weeks and 57 months. Results were compared with data for 136 control (typically developing) children aged between 4 weeks and 48 months. Whereas the control children accommodated accurately on near targets, accommodation was defective in 92% of the children with Down's syndrome, and there was no change in accommodative ability with age. On the other hand, visual acuity lay within normal limits for… CONTINUE READING

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