Refractive power of premature children at infancy and early childhood

Am J Ophthalmol. 1980 Aug;90(2):234-8. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9394(14)74860-3.


We evaluated the refraction of 198 children born prematurely with birth-weights of 2,000 g or less, without any ocular disease. Between the ages of 6 months to 3 1/2 years these children had a mild hypermetropia. The refractive error did not change between the ages of 6 months and 3 1/2 years. The refraction of the prematurely born children was similar to that found in children born at full term.

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Hyperopia / diagnosis*
  • Infant
  • Infant, Low Birth Weight
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature, Diseases / diagnosis
  • Refraction, Ocular*
  • Refractive Errors / diagnosis*