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ERIC Number: EJ1069679
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Initial Ophthalmic Findings in Turkish Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Kabatas, Emrah Utku; Ozer, Pinar Altiaylik; Ertugrul, Gokce Tasdemir; Kurtul, Bengi Ece; Bodur, Sahin; Alan, Burcu Ersoz
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v45 n8 p2578-2581 Aug 2015
Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) frequently have ophthalmologic disorders. Due to poor cooperation with ophthalmological examination, ocular abnormalities in such children may be overlooked. We retrospectively studied the records of 324 patients diagnosed as ASD that underwent ophthalmological examination between January 2011 and November 2014 at Dr. Sami Ulus Maternity and Children Research and Training Hospital, Ankara, Turkey. Ophthalmic pathology was noted in 26.9% of patients with ASD, of which 22% had significant refractive errors and 8.6% had strabismus. Comprehensive eye examination by a pediatric ophthalmologist is recommended for all children diagnosed as ASD.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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