Daniel Bahir1* and Itay Ben-Zion2
1Azrieli Faculty of Medicine, Bar Ilan University, Safed, Israel
2Ophthalmology Department, The Baruch Padeh Medical Center Poriya, Tiberias, Israel
*Corresponding Author: Daniel Bahir, Azrieli Faculty of Medicine, Bar Ilan University, Safed, Israel.
Received: August 23, 2020; Published: September 28, 2020
Purpose: To present normative data collected by Plusoptix S12 photoscreener, among children in Israeli kindergartens, to determine a good estimate of average pupil size and incidence of anisocoria among pediatric population.
Methods: This is a retrospective study of 101,417 Israeli children between ages 4 - 5 years old, examined using the Plusoptix S12 photoscreener. The examinations were carried out at kindergartens in major cities in Israel. Data collected included age, sizes of both pupils and magnitude of anisocoria obtained between the years 2013 - 2018.
Results: The size of the pupil, in our study group, was measured separately for the right and left eyes. The calculated results were 5.83 mm ± 0.87, and 5.82 mm ± 0.88 respectively. 13.26% (13,448 children) were found with anisocoria ≥ 0.4, of these 6.23% (6,314 subjects) had anisocoria of 0.5 - 0.9 mm, and 0.66% (669 subjects) had anisocoria of > 1.0 mm.
Conclusion: The presented data, the largest study group to the best of our knowledge, gives an estimate of normative pupil size, and anisocoria prevalence. There was no difference in pupil size between sexes, or between different cities. Further examinations in other geographic areas and in other age groups should be continued.
Keywords:Anisocoria; Pupil Size; Plusoptix S12 Photoscreener
Citation: Daniel Bahir and Itay Ben-Zion. “Anisocoria and Pupil-Size Normative Data in Israeli Children”.Acta Scientific Ophthalmology 3.10 (2020): 37-39.
Copyright: © 2020 Daniel Bahir and Itay Ben-Zion. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.