Preferential looking acuity in preterm infants

Behav Brain Res. 1983 Oct;10(1):47-50. doi: 10.1016/0166-4328(83)90149-3.


Acuity was measured in 48 prematurely born infants using the preferential looking technique. These quantitative results show that acuity development in these infants is related to conceptional rather than postnatal age, in agreement with the qualitative findings of previous studies. Severe intraventricular haemorrhage was accompanied by low visual acuity in two infants.

MeSH terms

  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / congenital*
  • Cerebral Ventricles
  • Gestational Age
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature*
  • Visual Acuity*