Genetically, determined events account for about 50 % of childhood blindness , and this figure is growing in both Western [Green et al , 1986] and Eastern countries [Tabbara and B adr, 1985] . Congenital ocular mal formations (OMs) are probably the most frequent geneti« cause of blind ness in childhood , but data on their incidence are not available as most studies regard selected pediatric samples with no distinction between eye malformations and disease . This chapter reports the findings of an Epidemiologic study of ocular malformations in Italy. Data for the period 1981 - 1989 were obtained from several registers of congenital malformations , which covered about I million consecutive newborns .

Congenital eye malformations: a descriptive epidemiological study in about a million newborns in Italy.

CLEMENTI, MAURIZIO;
1996

Abstract

Genetically, determined events account for about 50 % of childhood blindness , and this figure is growing in both Western [Green et al , 1986] and Eastern countries [Tabbara and B adr, 1985] . Congenital ocular mal formations (OMs) are probably the most frequent geneti« cause of blind ness in childhood , but data on their incidence are not available as most studies regard selected pediatric samples with no distinction between eye malformations and disease . This chapter reports the findings of an Epidemiologic study of ocular malformations in Italy. Data for the period 1981 - 1989 were obtained from several registers of congenital malformations , which covered about I million consecutive newborns .
1996
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