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Ophthalmologic Findings in Children With Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Ophthalmologic Findings in Children With Sensorineural Hearing Loss ORIGINAL ARTICLE Ophthalmologic Findings in Children With Sensorineural Hearing Loss Arun Sharma, MD; Melissa N. Ruscetta, PhD; David H. Chi, MD Objectives: To determine the prevalence of refractive whereas nonrefractive conditions were present in 29 pa- and nonrefractive ophthalmologic abnormalities in chil- tients (12.8%). The cause of SNHL was syndromic in 11 dren with sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) and to evalu- patients (4.9%), of whom 5 (2.2%) had syndromes with ate the overall utility of routine ophthalmological ex- associated ophthalmologic abnormalities. No statisti- amination in children with SNHL. cally significant differences were found in ophthalmo- logic findings based on severity or laterality of SNHL. The Design: An institutional review board–approved retro- prevalence of ophthalmologic findings was not signifi- spective analysis of ophthalmologic findings in children cantly different between patients whose conditions were (18 years and younger) with SNHL seen between No- diagnosed on the basis of newborn screening and other vember 6, 2000, and June 4, 2007. patients. Ophthalmologic abnormalities were found in 1 of 27 patients (3.7%) with biallelic GJB2 mutations and Setting: Tertiary care university children’s hospital. 22 of 106 patients (20.7%) without any GJB2 mutations (P=.04). Patients: Children (18 years and younger) with SNHL. Conclusions: In http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery American Medical Association

Ophthalmologic Findings in Children With Sensorineural Hearing Loss

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2009 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6181
eISSN
2168-619X
DOI
10.1001/archoto.2008.546
pmid
19221237
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Abstract

ORIGINAL ARTICLE Ophthalmologic Findings in Children With Sensorineural Hearing Loss Arun Sharma, MD; Melissa N. Ruscetta, PhD; David H. Chi, MD Objectives: To determine the prevalence of refractive whereas nonrefractive conditions were present in 29 pa- and nonrefractive ophthalmologic abnormalities in chil- tients (12.8%). The cause of SNHL was syndromic in 11 dren with sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) and to evalu- patients (4.9%), of whom 5 (2.2%) had syndromes with ate the overall utility of routine ophthalmological ex- associated ophthalmologic abnormalities. No statisti- amination in children with SNHL. cally significant differences were found in ophthalmo- logic findings based on severity or laterality of SNHL. The Design: An institutional review board–approved retro- prevalence of ophthalmologic findings was not signifi- spective analysis of ophthalmologic findings in children cantly different between patients whose conditions were (18 years and younger) with SNHL seen between No- diagnosed on the basis of newborn screening and other vember 6, 2000, and June 4, 2007. patients. Ophthalmologic abnormalities were found in 1 of 27 patients (3.7%) with biallelic GJB2 mutations and Setting: Tertiary care university children’s hospital. 22 of 106 patients (20.7%) without any GJB2 mutations (P=.04). Patients: Children (18 years and younger) with SNHL. Conclusions: In

Journal

JAMA Otolaryngology - Head & Neck SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 1, 2009

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