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Lena Jacobson, MD, PhD, Associate Professor

Karolinska Institutet, Dept Clinical Neuroscience, Section Eye & Vision, Stockholm
My main research area is the morphological and functional outcome in children with damage to the immature visual system.


• Lennartsson F, Nilsson M, Flodmark O, Jacobson L. ¬Damage to the immature optic radiation causes severe reduction of the retinal nerve fibre layer – resulting in predictable visual field defects. IOVS 2014; 55: 8278-88

• Pansell T, Hellgren K, Jacobson L, Brautaset R, Tedroff K. The accommodative process in children with cerebral palsy: different strategies to obtain clear vision at short distance. Dev Med Child Neurol 2014; 56: 171-7

• Horemuzova E, Åmark P, Jacobson L, Söder O, Hagenäs L. Growth charts and long-term sequelae in extreme preterm infants – from full term age to 10 years. Acta Paediatr 2014; 103: 38-47

• Jacobson L. Cerebral dysfunction in children: should this be the central tenet for a new system of classification? Dev Med Child Neurol 2014; 56: 102


• Kvarnung M, Lindstrand A, Malmgren H, Thåström A, Jacobson L, Dahl N, Lundin J, Blennow E. Inherited mosaicism for the supernumerary marker chromosome in cat eye syndrome: Inter- and intra-individual variation and correlation to the phenotype. Am. J Med Genet.A.2012 May;158A(5):1111-7

• Jacobson L, Lennartsson F, Pansell T, Öqvist Seimyr G, Martin L. Mechanisms compensating for visual field restriction in adolescents with damage to the retro-geniculate visual system. Eye 2012; 26: 1437-1445


• Jacobson L, Rydberg A, Eliasson AC, Kits A, Flodmark O. Visual field function at school age in children with spastic unilateral cerebral palsy, related to different patterns of brain damage. Dev Med Child Neurol 2010; 52: e184-e187.


• Hellgren K, Aring E, Jacobson L, Ygge J, Martin L. Visuospatial skills, ocular alignment, and magnetic resonance imaging findings in very low birth weight adolescents. J AAPOS 2009; 13: 273-9.

• Jacobson L, Hård AL, Horemuzova E, Hammarén H, Hellström A. Visual impairment is common in children born before 25 gestational weeks--boys are more vulnerable than girls. Acta Paediatr 2009; 98: 261-5.


• Hellgren K, Hellström A, Jacobson L, Flodmark O, Wadsby M, Martin L. Visual and cerebral sequelae of very low birth weight in adolescents.. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 2007; 92: F259-64.


• Hagwall N, Engström E, Hellström A, Jacobson L. Periventricular leukomalacia and retinopathy in a term boy born to a mother with asthma. Dev Med Child Neurol 2006; 48: 3001-3

• Jacobson L, Flodmark O, Martin L. Visual field defects in prematurely born patients with white matter damage of immaturity: a multiple case study. Acta Ophthalmol Scand 2006; 84: 357-62


• Ek U, Fernell E, Jacobson L. Cognitive and behavioural characteristics in blind children with bilateral optic nerve hypoplasia. Acta Paediatr 2005; 94: 1421-6


• Teär Fahnehjelm K, Fischler B, Jacobson L, Nemeth A. Optic nerve hypoplasia in cholestatic infants. Acta Ophthalmol Scand 2003: 81; 130-137

• Fahnehjelm KT, Jacobson L, Hellström A, Lewensohn-Fuchs I, Ygge J. Visually impaired children with posterior ocular malformations: pre- and neonatal data and visual functions. Acta Ophthalmol Scand. 2003; 81: 361-72.

• Jacobson L, Hard AL, Svensson E, Flodmark O, Hellström A. Optic disc morphology may reveal timing of insult in children with periventricular leucomalacia and/or periventricular haemorrhage. British Journal of Ophthalmology 2003; 87; 1345-9

• Ek U, Fellenius K, Jacobson L. Reading acquisition, cognitive and visual development and self-esteem in four children with cerebral visual impairment. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness 2003; 97: 741-753.


• Kistner A, Jacobson L, Jacobson S, Svensson E, Hellström A. Low gestational age associated with abnormal retinal vascularization and increased blood pressure in adult women. Pediatric Research 2002; 51: 675-680.

• Ek U, Seregard S, Jacobson L, Oskar K, af Trampe E, Kock E. A prospective study of children treated for retinoblastoma – cognitive and visual outcome in relation to treatment. Acta Ophthalmol Scand 2002; 80: 294-299

• Salati R, Borgatti R, Giammari G, Jacobson L. Oculomotor dysfunction in cerebral visual impairment following perinatal hypoxia. Dev Med Child Neurol 2002; 44: 542-550.

• Jacobson L, Ygge J, Flodmark O, Ek U. Visual and perceptual characteristics, eye motility and strabismus in children with periventricular leukomalacia. Strabismus 2002; 10: 179-183.


• Dutton GN, Jacobson LK. Cerebral visual impairment in children. Semin Neonatol 2001; 6: 477-485.

• Fellenius K, Ek U, Jacobson L. Reading strategies in children with cerebral visual impairment due to periventricular leukomalacia. International Journal of Disability, Development & Education. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education 2001; 48: 283-302


• Jacobson LK, Dutton GN. Periventricular leukomalacia. An important cause of visual and ocular motility dysfunction in children. Survey of Ophthalmol 2000; 45: 1-13

• Ek U, Jacobson L, Ygge J, Fellenius K, Flodmark O. Visual and cognitive development and reading achievement in four children with visual impairment due to periventricular leukomalacia. Visual Impairment Research 2000; 2: 3-16.

Lena Jacobsson

Karolinska Institute, Department Clinical Neuroscience, section Eye&Vision, Stockholm



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