Postnatal systemic inflammation and neuro-ophthalmologic dysfunctions in extremely low gestational age children

Mari Holm, Dordi Austeng, Raina N Fichorova, Elizabeth N Allred, Karl C Kuban, T Michael O’Shea, Olaf Dammann, Alan Leviton, ELGAN Study Investigators

Acta Paediatr. 2017 Mar;106(3):454-45

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AIM: We explore whether children born very preterm who have visual dysfunctions are at higher risk for having neonatal systemic inflammation.

RESULTS/CONCLUSION: Only one of 80 assessments (16 proteins on five different days) was significant for visual field deficit, and one for impaired fixation at 2 years. No association was found between strabismus and any inflammatory mediator.