Ocular malformation in a newborn secondary to maternal hypovitaminosis A

Hannah Gilchrist, Deepa Taranath, Glen Cole

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    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)274-276
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of AAPOS
    Volume14
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010

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