Uniocular congenital blindness as a complication of midtrimester amniocentesis

Am J Ophthalmol. 1980 Feb;89(2):299-301. doi: 10.1016/0002-9394(80)90128-2.

Abstract

A 6-month-old baby girl with congenital unilateral blindness had an eyelid coloboma and clear evidence of an old vascularized corneal perforation, indicating that the cause of the blindness was an ocular trauma sustained during a midtrimester amniocentesis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Amniocentesis / adverse effects*
  • Blindness / congenital
  • Blindness / etiology*
  • Coloboma / complications
  • Corneal Injuries
  • Corneal Opacity / complications
  • Eye Injuries / complications
  • Eye Injuries / etiology*
  • Eyelid Diseases / complications
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Microphthalmos / complications
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Trimester, Second