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Macula, optic nerve defects common in congenital Zika syndrome

Macula, optic nerve defects common in congenital Zika syndrome
October 25, 2017

All infants with suspected congenital Zika syndrome have been found to have vision impairment, S. Grace Prakalapakorn, MD, PhD, assistant professor of ophthalmology and pediatrics at Duke University, said during the Zika Virus and Your Eyes webinar hosted by Prevent Blindness.

“Zika virus infection during pregnancy and its effects are historic,” Emily Petersen, MD, Pregnancy and Birth Defects Task Force at the CDC, said in her overview of the virus. “Never before in history has there been a situation where a bite from a mosquito could result in a devastating malformation.”

Cambodia, Laos eliminate trachoma

September 21, 2017
Trachoma, the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide, has been eliminated as a public health problem in Cambodia and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic…
In the Journals

USPSTF recommends screening for lazy eye in children aged 3 to 5 years

September 5, 2017
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that clinicians screen children for amblyopia or its risk factors at least once while the child is between 3 and 5…

Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month: What PCPs need to know

August 18, 2017
According to the organization Friends for Sight, thousands of children experience an eye injury annually, but 90% of these mishaps can be prevented by wearing suitable…
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CME Article

Pediatric Cataract

Pediatric Annals, February 2011, Volume 40 Issue 2
Leukocoria literally means “white pupil” and refers to a diminished or absent red reflex. This aberrant…
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Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation: July 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Hematology and oncology are areas where all pediatric trainees get exposure during residency. Yet, these few weeks in…
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American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition

American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition

Meeting News Coverage

Despite measures, infection control in daycare centers remains daunting

November 25, 2015
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