Accommodative deficits in Down's syndrome published by Dove Medical Press

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This review discusses the importance of accommodative ability; describes the prevalence and nature of accommodative deficits in Down syndrome, which are found in approximately 55-76% of individuals; discusses the management of this deficit with prescription of bifocal correction; and summarise the possible aetiologies of hypoaccommodation in Down syndrome.

Clinical Optometry has published the review “Accommodation deficit in children with Down Syndrome: Practical considerations for the Optometrist”.

As corresponding author Dr Julie-Anne Little says “Down syndrome is the most common cause of intellectual disability, and to be able to fully participate and be engaged with society and learning, we, as healthcare professionals, should have knowledge, confidence and understanding to effectively manage their visual needs.”

Dr Little continues “This paper provides valuable insight into the management of accommodative deficits in Down syndrome, and gives practical and supporting guidance for optometrists and other eyecare clinicians.”

As Mr Simon Berry, Editor-in-Chief, explains “It is very topical and relevant to today's Optometrist. I believe it may get quoted in future papers. It may also be used to set new protocols.”

Clinical Optometry is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal focusing on clinical optometry. All aspects of patient care are addressed within the journal as well as the practice of optometry including economic and business analyses.

Dove Medical Press Ltd is a privately held company specializing in the publication of Open Access peer-reviewed journals across the broad spectrum of science, technology and especially medicine.

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