Accomodative Tone in Children Under General Anesthesia – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To determine the effect of general anesthesia on the accommodative tone in children.Design: Cohort study in an academic practice.Methods: In children under 12 years of age who were undergoing general anesthesia, cycloplegic refraction was measured using streak retinoscopy during an office visit. Within 6 months, streak retinoscopy without cycloplegia was performed under general anesthesia. The main outcome measure was the difference between retinoscopy under anesthesia and cycloplegic retinoscopy in children.Results: In 41 children with an average age of 3.7 years (range, 0.8 to 11 years) retinoscopy under anesthesia yielded significantly more myopic measurements than cycloplegic retinoscopy for the sphere and (Read more...)

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