Astigmatism and biometric optic components of diode laser-treated threshold retinopathy of prematurity at 9 years of age

C. S. Yang, A. G. Wang, Y. F. Shih, W. M. Hsu

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PurposeTo assess the prevalence of astigmatism and its relationship with biometric optic components in preterm school children with diode laser-treated threshold retinopathy of prematurity (ROP).MethodsA prospective, cross-sectional study in which cycloplegic keratometry, refraction, and ultrasound biometric measurement of optic components were performed on 24 consecutive preterm children with diode laser-treated threshold ROP at the age of 9 years. The study results were compared with data on 1021 age-matched full-term control children from a national survey.ResultsThe laser-treated eyes had a mean astigmatism of 3.47 D, with a mean spherical equivalent of -4.49 D. Of the 46 eyes studied, 98% of eyes showed astigmatism ≥0.5 D and 50% had high astigmatism (>3.0 D). Most astigmatic eyes (97.7%) showed with-the-rule astigmatism, with the mean plus cylinder axis at 89.30 o. Further correlation analysis showed the astigmatism in refraction was highly correlated with the corneal astigmatism (r=0.921, P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)374-381
Number of pages8
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013



  • astigmatism
  • biometry
  • diode laser
  • optic components
  • retinopathy of prematurity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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