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Impact of Birth Parameters on Eye Size in a Population-Based Study of 6-Year-Old Australian children

Ojaimi, Elvis; Robaei, Dana; Rochtchina, Elena; Rosen, David B; Morgan, Ian; Mitchell, Paul

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PURPOSE: To study the effect of birth parameters, including birth weight, birth length, and birth head circumference on ocular dimensions in 6-year-old children. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: A stratified random cluster sample of 6-year-old Sydney school-students (n = 1765) were participants in this study. Children had ocular dimensions measured with non-contact methods (Zeiss IOLMaster, Zeiss, Meditec-AG, Jena, Germany). Information on birth weight, height, and head circumference was...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorOjaimi, Elvis
dc.contributor.authorRobaei, Dana
dc.contributor.authorRochtchina, Elena
dc.contributor.authorRosen, David B
dc.contributor.authorMorgan, Ian
dc.contributor.authorMitchell, Paul
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T22:36:07Z
dc.identifier.issn0002-9394
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/76634
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: To study the effect of birth parameters, including birth weight, birth length, and birth head circumference on ocular dimensions in 6-year-old children. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: A stratified random cluster sample of 6-year-old Sydney school-students (n = 1765) were participants in this study. Children had ocular dimensions measured with non-contact methods (Zeiss IOLMaster, Zeiss, Meditec-AG, Jena, Germany). Information on birth weight, height, and head circumference was derived from a questionnaire. RESULTS: After adjusting for cluster, age, and gender, children with birth weight <2500 g had mean axial length 22.46 mm (95% confidence interval [CI], 22.20-22.72) and mean corneal radius 7.70 mm (CI 7.61-7.79). This compared with axial length 22.80 mm (CI 22.70-22.90) and mean corneal radius 7.85 mm (CI 7.81-7.89) for children with birth weight <4000 g. Axial length and corneal radius were also related to birth length and head circumference. Refraction, however, was unrelated to birth size. CONCLUSION: Birth parameters have a lasting effect on eye size but not on spherical equivalent refraction.
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.sourceAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
dc.subjectKeywords: article; Australia; birth; birth weight; body height; body size; child; cluster analysis; confidence interval; controlled study; cornea; eye; female; gender; Germany; head circumference; height; human; information; lens implant; male; measurement; methodo
dc.titleImpact of Birth Parameters on Eye Size in a Population-Based Study of 6-Year-Old Australian children
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
local.identifier.citationvolume140
dc.date.issued2005
local.identifier.absfor111303 - Vision Science
local.identifier.ariespublicationMigratedxPub5437
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationOjaimi, Elvis, University of Sydney
local.contributor.affiliationRobaei, Dana, University of Sydney (Westmead)
local.contributor.affiliationRochtchina, Elena, University of Sydney
local.contributor.affiliationRosen, David B, University of California
local.contributor.affiliationMorgan, Ian, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationMitchell, Paul, University of Sydney
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue3
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage535.e1
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage535.e
local.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ajo.2005.02.048
dc.date.updated2015-12-11T09:30:12Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-24044452638
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