Ophthalmic involvement in the fetal alcohol syndrome: clinical and animal model studies.

@article{Strmland2002OphthalmicII,
  title={Ophthalmic involvement in the fetal alcohol syndrome: clinical and animal model studies.},
  author={Kerstin K Str{\"o}mland and Maria Dolores Pinazo-Duran},
  journal={Alcohol and alcoholism},
  year={2002},
  volume={37 1},
  pages={2-8}
}
The fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is caused by maternal alcohol misuse during pregnancy and is characterized by pre- and postnatal growth retardation, central nervous system anomalies and a wide spectrum of malformations, the most typical being the craniofacial features. The eye is a sensitive indicator of the adverse effects of environmental agents, and the ocular abnormalities observed in children with FAS indicate that the developing eye is particularly affected by alcohol. The external signs… CONTINUE READING
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