Ocular malformation in a newborn secondary to maternal hypovitaminosis A

Gilchrist, Hannah, Taranath, Deepa A. and Gole, Glen A. (2010) Ocular malformation in a newborn secondary to maternal hypovitaminosis A. Journal of AAPOS, 14 3: 274-276. doi:10.1016/j.jaapos.2010.01.015

Author Gilchrist, Hannah
Taranath, Deepa A.
Gole, Glen A.
Title Ocular malformation in a newborn secondary to maternal hypovitaminosis A
Journal name Journal of AAPOS   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1091-8531
Publication date 2010-06-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jaapos.2010.01.015
Open Access Status
Volume 14
Issue 3
Start page 274
End page 276
Total pages 3
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Mosby
Language eng
Abstract We report a case of microphthalmia, inferior adherent leukoma, and optic nerve hypoplasia in an infant whose mother underwent biliopancreatic diversion surgery for obesity 7 years before his birth. The pregnancy was complicated by severe, maternal hypovitaminosis A despite oral supplementation. The infant was found to have undetectable serum vitamin A levels in the perinatal period. At 8 weeks of age, the infant underwent sector iridectomies. At 9 months of age, electroretinography suggested rod dysfunction. His visual performance is poor. © 2010 by the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.
Keyword Microphthalmia
Biliopancreatic bypass
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
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