Corneal ectasia and high ametropia in an infant with microcephaly associated with presumed Zika virus congenital infection: new ocular findings

We report the first case of a corneal ocular ectasia in an infant with Zika virus congenital infection (CZS). We suspect that the ocular embryology and neurotropism of the Zika virus could account for the corneal involvement.
Source: Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 20 June 2019Source: Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and StrabismusAuthor(s): Luiz Claudio Portnoi Baran, Marcelo Fernades da Costa, Kallene Summer Vidal, Francisco Max Damico, Mirella Telles Salgueiro Barboni, Diego da Silva Lima, Valtenice de Cássia Rodrigues de Matos França, Cristiane Maria Gomes Martins, Heydi Segundo Tabares, Sarah Leonardo Dias, Leonardo Aparecido Silva, Diego Decleva, Russell David Hamer, Mayana Zatz, Ana Paula A. P. Bertozzi, Rosa Estela Gazeta, Saulo Duarte Passos, Dora Fix VenturaPurposeTo evaluate visual acuity and visua...
Source: Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 June 2019Source: Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and StrabismusAuthor(s): Luiz C.P. Baran, Marcelo F. da Costa, Kallene S. Vidal, Francisco M. Damico, Mirella T.S. Barboni, Diego da S. Lima, Valtenice de C. R. de M. França, Cristiane M.G. Martins, Heydi S. Tabares, Sarah L. Dias, Leonardo A. Silva, Diego Decleva, Russell D. Hamer, Mayana Zatz, Ana P.A.P. Bertozzi, Rosa E. Gazeta, Saulo D. Passos, Dora F. VenturaAbstractPurposeTo evaluate visual acuity and visual acuity development in children from the state of São Paulo, Brazil, who were expose...
Source: Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
ConclusionsInfants with suspected antenatal ZIKV infection and reduced visual function should be referred to an ophthalmologist. Visual function assessments are helpful in screening for antenatal ZIKV exposure in resource-limited settings and can identify infants who may benefit from visual habilitation.
Source: Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
ConclusionsInfants with suspected antenatal ZIKV infection and reduced visual function should be referred to an ophthalmologist. Visual function assessments are helpful in screening for antenatal ZIKV exposure in resource-limited settings and can identify infants who may benefit from visual habilitation.
Source: Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
Publication date: April 2018Source: Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Volume 22, Issue 2Author(s): Beuy Joob, Viroj Wiwanitkit
Source: Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
Publication date: June 2018Source: Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Volume 22, Issue 3Author(s): Liana O. Ventura, Camila V. Ventura, Natália de C. Dias, Isabelle G. Vilar, Adriana L. Gois, Tiago E. Arantes, Luciene C. Fernandes, Michael F. Chiang, Marilyn T. Miller, Linda LawrencePurposeTo assess visual impairment in a large sample of infants with congenital Zika syndrome (CZS) and to compare with a control group using the same assessment protocol.MethodsThe study group was composed of infants with confirmed diagnosis of CZS. Controls were healthy infants matched for age, ...
Source: Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
Publication date: April 2018Source: Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Volume 22, Issue 2Author(s): Beuy Joob, Viroj Wiwanitkit
Source: Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
Conclusions Infants with CZS present with severe visual impairment. A protocol for assessment of the ocular findings, visual acuity, and visual developmental milestones tested against age-matched controls is suggested.
Source: Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
We report the case of a patient, aged 58 years, from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, who in 2013 developed an acute bilateral third cranial nerve palsy sparing the pupil. After extensive investigation, it was diagnosed as caused by chikungunya infection. The patient was treated with pulse therapy and after 5 months of the onset of the condition, the patient showed improvement. PMID: 29135313 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Strabismus - Category: Research Tags: Strabismus Source Type: research
Conclusions Eyeglasses can improve visual acuity in children with CZS. Significant changes in their refractive status over time requires periodical updates.
Source: Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
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