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Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2013, XXXIV/202: 210-213 Maximize

Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2013, XXXIV/202: 210-213

Title: Refractive errors in patients with cerebral palsy

Author: Piusińska-Macoch R.

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Refractive errors in patients with cerebral palsy


Mrugacz M.1, Bandzul K.2, Kułak W.3, Poppe E.2, Jurowski P.4

1Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Medical University of Bialystok, Poland; 2Department of Ophthalmology, The Regional Hospital, Lomza, Poland; 3Department of Pediatric Rehabilitation, Medical University of Bialystok, Poland; 4Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Rehabilitation, Medical University of Lodz

Ocular changes are common in patients with cerebral palsy (CP) and they exist in about 50% of cases. The most common are refractive errors and strabismus disease.
The aim of the paper
was to estimate the relativeness between refractive errors and neurological pathologies in patients with selected types of CP.
Material and methods
. The subject of the analysis was showing refractive errors in patients within two groups of CP: diplegia spastica and tetraparesis, with nervous system pathologies taken into account.
Results
. This study was proven some correlations between refractive errors and type of CP and severity of the CP classified in GMFCS scale.
Conclusions
. Refractive errors were more common in patients with tetraparesis than with diplegia spastica. In the group with diplegia spastica more common were myopia and astigmatism, however in tetraparesis – hyperopia.

Key words: cerebral palsy, refractive errors

Pol. Merk. Lek., 2013, XXXIV, 202, 210