Visual acuity in the first two years of life in healthy term newborns: An experience with the Teller acuity cards

Anna Cavallini, Elisa Fazzi, Viviana Viviani, Maria Graziana Astori, Silvia Zaverio, Paolo Emilio Bianchi, Giovanni Lanzi

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Abstract

Teller Acuity Cards are a new "preferential looking" procedure for the evaluation of visual acuity in newborns and infants. We used this test to assess, longitudinally, visual acuity in 60 healthy term newborns followed up from birth to two years of age. In order to have a set of comparison parameters for use in studies of newborns at risk of developing visual system impairment, the relative maturational curve was plotted. The acuity values of our sample are in line with those reported by other authors in the literature and they represent the first set of such data referring to a group of healthy term newborns in Italy. This paper provides a visual acuity curve for the first two years of life obtained from healthy term newborns, a curve which could prove useful for reference when this technique is used on newborns at risk of developing neurological and especially visual problems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-92
Number of pages6
JournalFunctional Neurology
Volume17
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • Follow-up
  • Infants
  • Teller acuity cards
  • Visual acuity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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