Link Between Visual and Motor Development in Cerebral Palsy?
[Source: Pediatric Neurology via Your Therapy Source]
Pediatric Neurology published research on 47 children diagnosed with cerebral palsy for ophthalmic disorders and their association with neurological disorders. All children were recommended to have comprehensive ophthalmic exams. The following assessments were completed: Gross Motor Function Classification System, Gross Motor Function Measure the Bayley Scales of Infant Development-II.
The results indicated the following:
1. ametropia (abnormal refractive eye condition) was seen in 78.7% of the children
2. strabismus (eyes are not aligned properly) was seen in 44.7% of the children.
3. ametropia was more prevalent in the severely impaired than the mildly impaired based on Gross Motor Function Classification System level.
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