Sunday, June 7, 2015

Comparison of Whole Eye versus First-Surface Astigmatism in Down Syndrome.

Comparison of Whole Eye versus First-Surface Astigmatism in Down Syndrome.


".....This study demonstrates that corneal astigmatism is predictive of overall refractive astigmatism in subjects with Down syndrome, as it is in the general population. The greater magnitudes of astigmatism and wider variation of astigmatism orientation in subjects with Down syndrome for refractive, corneal, and calculated internal astigmatism are likely attributable to previously reported differences in the structure of the cornea and internal optical components of the eye from that of the general population....


Also see: Woodhouse M. Maino D. Down Syndrome. In Taub M, Bartuccio M, Maino D. (Eds) Visual Diagnosis and Care of the Patient with Special Needs; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. New York, NY;2012:31-40.

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