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February 1982

Strabismus and Amblyopia Associated With Regressed Retinopathy of Prematurity

Author Affiliations

From the Pediatric Eye Clinic, Clinical Science Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1982;100(2):256-261. doi:10.1001/archopht.1982.01030030258004

• A series of 38 patients with regressed retinopathy of prematurity were compared with control groups of babies having similar gestational age who did not have retinopathy of prematurity, and to a control group of full-term babies. A substantially higher incidence of strabismus, amblyopia, and high refractive errors was found in the group with retinopathy of prematurity as compared with both other groups. In general, these patients had a successful response to standard amblyopia and strabismus management. No substantial difference was found between the refractive errors of the babies in the premature control group and the term control group.

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