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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Sensory Systems
- Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience