Vision impairments common in infants with Zika virus syndrome

Vision impairment is a pervasive finding in infants with microcephaly related to congenital Zika virus syndrome, according to research.In one Brazilian study, Islane Verçosa, MD, and colleagues analyzed ocular features in 70 such infants and found ophthalmic changes in 25 (36%). Visual acuity tested in 11 infants was below normal in all 11. Intraocular changes included macular chorioretinal atrophy, mottled retinal pigment epithelium and optic nerve pallor; non-intraocular changes included strabismus or nystagmus.

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