Congenital Zika Syndrome findings in Pediatric Ophthalmology

March 5, 2018
Mark Silverberg, MD

Dr. Silverberg is with Sansum Santa Barbara Medical Foundation, Santa Barbara, CA.


Mark Silverberg, MD, shares the findings of research published in Jaapos, where the evaluations of 70 infants from a Brazilian eye clinic had microcephaly from the Zika virus also had ocular abnormalities.  These abnormalities occurred in 36% of the infants, which included early-onset strabismus, optic nerve pallor, macular chorioretinal atrophy, and nystagmus with low visual acuity.

These are all associated with congenital Zika syndrome.