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Congenital cataract -- results of treatment.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature50729
Source
Acta Ophthalmol Scand. 2002 Dec;80(6):569
Publication Type
Article
Date
Dec-2002
Author
Kristina Tornqvist
Source
Acta Ophthalmol Scand. 2002 Dec;80(6):569
Date
Dec-2002
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Blindness - prevention & control
Cataract - congenital - epidemiology
Cataract Extraction
Humans
Infant
Sweden - epidemiology
Treatment Outcome
Visual acuity
Notes
Comment On: Acta Ophthalmol Scand. 2002 Dec;80(6):588-9212485277
Comment On: Acta Ophthalmol Scand. 2002 Dec;80(6):593-712485278
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12485273 View in PubMed
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Congenital cataract screening in maternity wards is effective: evaluation of the Paediatric Cataract Register of Sweden.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature118467
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Acta Paediatr. 2013 Mar;102(3):263-7
Publication Type
Article
Date
Mar-2013
Author
Gunilla Magnusson
Svetlana Bizjajeva
Birgitte Haargaard
Mats Lundström
Alf Nyström
Kristina Tornqvist
Author Affiliation
Department of Ophthalmology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Mölndal, Sweden. gunilla.magnusson@vgregion.se
Source
Acta Paediatr. 2013 Mar;102(3):263-7
Date
Mar-2013
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Age Factors
Cataract - congenital - diagnosis - epidemiology
Clinical Protocols
Female
Humans
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Male
Maternal-Child Health Centers
Neonatal Screening
Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Hospital
Prospective Studies
Registries
Retrospective Studies
Sweden - epidemiology
Abstract
To study which eye-screening protocol prevails in Swedish maternity/neonatal wards, evaluate efficacy in a prospective study and compare results with earlier Swedish retrospective results.
Surveys were sent in 2006 to maternity/neonatal and women's health departments regarding screening policy. Response frequency was 96% (122/127). Data were derived from the Paediatric Cataract Register (PECARE), Sweden. All Swedish children diagnosed with congenital cataract and operated on before 1 year of age between January 2007 and December 2009 were included. Statistical comparison with earlier retrospective results was performed.
Eye screening is a routine protocol at a rate of 90% of Swedish maternity wards. Sixty-one children were included in the study. An increase was shown in case referrals from maternity wards compared to 10 years ago (64% vs. 50%). Detection was performed within 6 weeks of age in 75% of the cases. A significant difference between the probabilities of early referral (0.38; p 
PubMed ID
23205674 View in PubMed
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Corneal Involvement in Congenital Aniridia.

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Cornea. 2010 Jun 18;
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jun-18-2010
Author
Ulla Edén
Ruth Riise
Kristina Tornqvist
Author Affiliation
From the *Department of Ophthalmology, Lund University, Sweden; daggerDepartment of Medical Genetics, Rikshospitalet, University of Oslo, Norway.
Source
Cornea. 2010 Jun 18;
Date
Jun-18-2010
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Abstract
PURPOSE:: The purpose of this research is 2-fold. First of all, the level of keratopathy development in patients with congenital aniridia is studied. In addition, a correlation between the effects of ocular surgery on the severity of keratopathy is made. METHODS:: A thorough search for the total number of patients with aniridia in Sweden and Norway was performed. One hundred eighty-one patients were identified and 124 (69%) of these were examined. Three artificial eyes, 16 eyes with corneal transplants, and 1 eye with a corneal limbal allograft were excluded from the study. All participating patients underwent clinical ophthalmologic examinations, including photographs, and their medical history was recorded. A slit lamp was used to examine the presence of keratopathy. RESULTS:: Visible keratopathy was found in 80% of the eyes. Keratopathy that caused impaired visual acuity was found in 26% of the eyes. The study displayed a significant correlation between the level of keratopathy and the patient's age. A significant correlation between the level of keratopathy and intraocular surgery exists. This is irrespective of the patient's age. The study also found that irrespective of the patient's age, a significant correlation between the level of keratopathy and impaired corneal sensitivity exists. CONCLUSIONS:: This research identified the presence of visible keratopathy in 80% of eyes. In addition, 26% of eyes had a keratopathy level that caused visual disturbances. The study showed that the prevalence and severity of keratopathy increased with the patient's age. Further conclusions are that intraocular surgery increases the severity of keratopathy and that the severity of keratopathy is correlated to reduced corneal sensitivity. Finally, extreme care should be taken when selecting patients for intraocular surgery because this procedure can trigger the development of keratopathy.
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20567200 View in PubMed
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The epidemiology of anophthalmia and microphthalmia in Sweden.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature29649
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Eur J Epidemiol. 2005;20(4):345-50
Publication Type
Article
Date
2005
Author
Bengt Källén
Kristina Tornqvist
Author Affiliation
Tornblad Institute, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden. embryol@embryol.lu.se
Source
Eur J Epidemiol. 2005;20(4):345-50
Date
2005
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Anophthalmos - epidemiology - etiology - genetics
Female
Genetic Predisposition to Disease
Humans
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Male
Microphthalmos - epidemiology - etiology - genetics
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Smoking - adverse effects
Sweden - epidemiology
Abstract
Infants with a clinical diagnosis of anophthalmia or microphthalmia were identified from four health registers in Sweden, covering different parts of the period 1965-2001. During the observation period, the rate of anophthalmia decreased from the early 1970s from 0.4 to 0.2 per 10,000 births. The registered rate of microphthalmia increased markedly during the observation period to reach a maximum in 1987 of about 1.5 per 10,000. About 10% of the 432 identified children had a chromosome anomaly. There was no geographical variation in prevalence and infants born in urban or rural districts had, if anything, a lower risk than infants born in cities (0.93 and 1.13 per 10,000, respectively). Non-eye malformations were more common at anophthalmia (63%) than at microphthalmia (30%). Sex ratio was normal and no statistically significant variation between sub-groups (anophthalmia, microphthalmia, isolated, associated with non-eye malformations) could be demonstrated. There was a marked risk increase with maternal age but no certain parity effect, no effect of maternal education, but a possible association with subfertility. Maternal smoking in early pregnancy seemed to increase the risk for anophthalmia or microphthalmia in the absence of a coloboma.
PubMed ID
15971507 View in PubMed
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Evaluation of new guidelines for ROP screening in Sweden using SWEDROP - a national quality register.

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Acta Ophthalmol. 2015 May;93(3):265-8
Publication Type
Article
Date
May-2015

Five years of treatment for retinopathy of prematurity in Sweden: results from SWEDROP, a national quality register.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature283319
Source
Br J Ophthalmol. 2016 Dec;100(12):1656-1661
Publication Type
Article
Date
Dec-2016
Author
Gerd Holmström
Ann Hellström
Peter Jakobsson
Pia Lundgren
Kristina Tornqvist
Agneta Wallin
Source
Br J Ophthalmol. 2016 Dec;100(12):1656-1661
Date
Dec-2016
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Angiogenesis Inhibitors - administration & dosage
Birth weight
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Incidence
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Intravitreal Injections
Laser Coagulation - methods
Population Surveillance - methods
Prognosis
Quality Indicators, Health Care
Registries
Retinopathy of Prematurity - epidemiology - therapy
Retrospective Studies
Sweden - epidemiology
Time Factors
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A - antagonists & inhibitors
Vitrectomy - methods
Abstract
Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a sight-threatening disease, requiring efficient screening and treatment. The present study aims to describe various aspects on treatment for ROP in Sweden.
Data on treatment for ROP in infants born in 2008-2012 were extracted from Swedish national register for retinopathy of prematurity, a web-based national register.
During 2008-2012, 3488 infants with a gestational age (GA) at birth of
PubMed ID
26969711 View in PubMed
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Increased frequency of retinopathy of prematurity over the last decade and significant regional differences.

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Acta Ophthalmol. 2018 Mar; 96(2):142-148
Publication Type
Journal Article
Date
Mar-2018
Author
Gerd Holmström
Kristina Tornqvist
Abbas Al-Hawasi
Åsa Nilsson
Agneta Wallin
Ann Hellström
Author Affiliation
Department of Neuroscience/ophthalmology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
Source
Acta Ophthalmol. 2018 Mar; 96(2):142-148
Date
Mar-2018
Language
English
Publication Type
Journal Article
Keywords
Birth weight
Female
Geography
Gestational Age
Humans
Incidence
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Male
Neonatal Screening
Oxygen - administration & dosage
Registries
Retinopathy of Prematurity - diagnosis - epidemiology
Risk factors
Sweden - epidemiology
Vision Screening
Abstract
Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) causes childhood blindness globally in prematurely born infants. Although increased levels of oxygen supply lead to increased survival and reduced frequency of cerebral palsy, increased incidence of ROP is reported.
With the help of a Swedish register for ROP, SWEDROP, national and regional incidences of ROP and frequencies of treatment were evaluated from 2008 to 2015 (n = 5734), as well as before and after targets of provided oxygen changed from 85-89% to 91-95% in 2014.
Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) was found in 31.9% (1829/5734) of all infants with a gestational age (GA) of
PubMed ID
29068172 View in PubMed
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Natural history of retinopathy of prematurity in infants born before 27 weeks' gestation in Sweden.

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Arch Ophthalmol. 2010 Oct;128(10):1289-94
Publication Type
Article
Date
Oct-2010
Author
Dordi Austeng
Karin B M Källen
Ann Hellström
Kristina Tornqvist
Gerd E Holmström
Author Affiliation
Department of Neuroscience,Uppsala University, 75185 Uppsala, Sweden.
Source
Arch Ophthalmol. 2010 Oct;128(10):1289-94
Date
Oct-2010
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Age of Onset
Disease Progression
Female
Gestational Age
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Very Low Birth Weight
Male
Premature Birth
Prospective Studies
Retinopathy of Prematurity - diagnosis - epidemiology
Sweden - epidemiology
Time Factors
Abstract
To investigate the natural history of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in 506 extremely preterm infants born before 27 weeks' gestation in Sweden during a 3-year period.
A national population-based study was performed in Sweden from April 1, 2004, to March 31, 2007. According to the study protocol, initial eye examinations were to be performed at postnatal week 5, and examinations were repeated until the retina was completely vascularized or until criteria for treatment were met. The examinations were to be performed weekly, enabling study of the course and severity of ROP. In infants without ROP or with mild ROP without progression during the latest examinations, further examinations were performed weekly or every other week from postmenstrual age 35 weeks.
During the study, 368 infants (72.7%) developed ROP. Postmenstrual age at onset of ROP was significantly related to severity of ROP, even when controlling for gestational age (ie, the earlier the onset of ROP, the higher the risk of developing severe ROP). Site of onset of ROP was significantly related to gestational age at birth. The risk of nasal onset was almost doubled for every week of decrease in gestational age at birth. Nasal onset was associated with severe ROP, even after adjusting for gestational age at birth.
This population-based study confirms results of the Cryotherapy for Retinopathy of Prematurity study and shows new correlations regarding time and site of onset of ROP, both of which are associated with disease severity.
PubMed ID
20937998 View in PubMed
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