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Visual and ocular findings in children adopted from eastern Europe.

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Source
Br J Ophthalmol. 2004 Nov;88(11):1362-7
Publication Type
Article
Date
Nov-2004
Author
M A Grönlund
E. Aring
A. Hellström
M. Landgren
K. Strömland
Author Affiliation
Institute of Clinical Neuroscience, The Sahlgrenska Academy at Göteborg University, Sweden. marita.gronlund@oft.gu.se
Source
Br J Ophthalmol. 2004 Nov;88(11):1362-7
Date
Nov-2004
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adoption
Child
Depth Perception
Europe, Eastern - ethnology
Female
Humans
Male
Prospective Studies
Refractive Errors - epidemiology - ethnology
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Strabismus - epidemiology - ethnology
Sweden - epidemiology
Vision Disorders - epidemiology - ethnology
Visual acuity
Abstract
AIMS: To evaluate ophthalmological findings in children adopted from eastern Europe. METHODS: A prospective study on 72/99 children, born 1990-5 and adopted from eastern Europe to western Sweden during 1993-7 was performed. The children (41 boys; mean age 7.5 years) were compared with an age and sex matched reference group ("ref") of Swedish children. RESULTS: 78% of the adopted children had abnormal ocular findings. 26% (ref 4%) had visual acuity (VA) of the better eye or = 0.3 logMAR) (p = 0.0001) and 8% (ref 0%) were visually impaired (p = 0.01). Amblyopia was found in 15% (ref 2%) (p = 0.005). 22% (ref 10%) were hyperopic (> or = 2.0 D SE) (NS) and 10% (ref 1%) were myopic (> or = 0.5 D SE) (p = 0.03). Astigmatism (> or = 0.75 D) was found in 51% (ref 23%) (p = 0.004). 32% (ref 2%) had strabismus (p
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