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Early motor and mental development in very preterm infants with chronic lung disease
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    Re: ROP could contribute to defects in eye-hand coordination

    Dear Editor:

    We are grateful for the response to our article on the neurodevelopment of infants with CLD. The comment as to the possible contribution of ROP to deficient eye-hand coordination is supported by the Swedish study published in British Journal of Ophthalmology (1991;75;527-31). The study clearly showed higher prevalence of ocular abnormalities in children with a birth weight below 1000 g and gesta...

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    ROP could contribute to defects in eye-hand coordination
    Dear Editor:

    Katz-Salamon et al[1] make the important point that children with chronic lung disease (CLD) need careful neurodevelopmental follow up irrespective of whether or not they suffered from intraventricular haemmorhage or periventricular leucomalacia.

    Visual dysfunction due to retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) could contribute to defects in control of hand and eye coordination.

    It would be in...

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