versão impressa ISSN 0004-2749versão On-line ISSN 1678-2925
Arq. Bras. Oftalmol. vol.59 no.6 São Paulo dez. 1996
We examined 290 children with cerebral palsy in order to identify the ocular defects and correlate them with specific types of cerebral palsy. Hyperopia (pure or asthigmatic), was the commonest ametropia and its evolution was similar to normal children. Eyeglasses were prescribed for 73% of the children, and ambliopia was detected in 43%, most of them in a good age for treatment. Esotropia was present in 53% and exotropia in 40% of the patients; no correlation was found with any type of cerebral palsy. Thirty percent of the strabismus patien ts showed variation in the measurements. Nistagmus and optic atrophy were found in a higher frequency compared to normal population.
Key words: Cerebral palsy; Children; Strabismus; Ocular abnormalities