Corneal curvature and axial length values in children with congenital/infantile cataract in the first 42 months of life

Paolo Capozzi, Chiara Morini, Simone Piga, Marina Cuttini, Pasquale Vadalà

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Abstract

PURPOSE. To evaluate corneal curvature (K m) and axial length (AL) of eyes of term-born children aged m, 45.07 ± 3.00 D. Km was significantly greater and AL shorter in younger children (P <0.001). No differences according to sex were found. As a group, eyes from unilateral cataract had significantly longer AL than those from bilateral cases (P = 0.029). In a small subgroup of unilateral cataract patients for which readings from the clear lens eye were available (n = 39), K m of the affected eye was significantly greater than that of the fellow healthy eye (P = 0.007). CONCLUSIONS. In the first 42 months of age, K m and AL are significantly different according to age. These findings have implications for the calculation of intraocular lens power in children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4774-4778
Number of pages5
JournalInvestigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Volume49
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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