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Ocular malformation in a newborn secondary to maternal hypovitaminosis A.
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PMID:  20603063     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
Hannah Gilchrist; Deepa A Taranath; Glen A Gole
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus / American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1528-3933     ISO Abbreviation:  J AAPOS     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9710011     Medline TA:  J AAPOS     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  274-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Ophthalmology, Royal Children's Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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