Ocular findings in abused children and infants born to drug abusing mothers

Optom Vis Sci. 1994 Mar;71(3):184-91. doi: 10.1097/00006324-199403000-00007.


The ocular findings in physically abused children and children born to mothers who abuse drugs are discussed. Some of the ocular and systemic findings and long-term effects of drug abuse on the infant are unknown, and only time will characterize them. This article summarizes current information and provides information to assist detection of child abuse.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Battered Child Syndrome / complications*
  • Cannabis
  • Child, Preschool
  • Cocaine
  • Eye Diseases / diagnosis
  • Eye Diseases / etiology
  • Eye Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Eye Injuries / etiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications*
  • Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects
  • Substance-Related Disorders / complications*


  • Cocaine