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Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Vision research

The latest collaborative study between optometry and vision researchers at the University of Ulster and the University of Cardiff confirms a high incidence of anatomical differences in the eyes of people with Down syndrome. "The report calls for further research into the connection between the ocular structures of the eye in Down's syndrome and functional vision, " according to an article in the magazine Optician On-Line
Journal reference:

Little, Julie-Anne; Woodhouse, J Margaret; Saunders, Kathryn J, Corneal Power and Astigmatism in Down Syndrome. Optometry and Vision Science: June 2009 - Volume 86 - Issue 6 - pp 748-754

Co-author Dr Margaret Woodhouse is the Director of Innovation and Engagement at the University of Cardiff's School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, and head of the Down's Syndrome Vision Research Unit. The research unit has been studying visual development in children with Down’s syndrome since 1992. You will find a great deal of useful information on their web pages, including information sheets for parents, teachers and professionals, about "testing and managing eye problems".

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