Impaired Visual Fixation at Age 2 yrs in ELGANs: antecedents & Correlates

Anuradha Phadke, Michael E Msall, Patrick Droste, Elizabeth N Allred, Thomas Michael O’Shea, Karl Kuban, Olaf Dammann, Alan Leviton, ELGAN Study Investigators

Pediatr Neurol. 2014;51:36-42.

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Infants with impaired visual fixation were more likely than those without impaired visual fixation to have been born after shortest gestations (OR, 3.2; 99% CI, 1.4-7.5) and exposed to maternal aspirin (OR, 5.2; 99% CI, 2.2-12). They were also more likely to have had prethreshold retinopathy of prematurity (OR, 4.1; 99% CI, 1.8-9.0). At age 2 years, children with impaired fixation were more likely to be unable to walk (OR, 7.5; 99% CI, 2.2-26) and have a MDI < 55 (OR, 3.6; 99% CIl, 1.4-8.2).