Ophthalmic Aspects of Zika Syndrome

What is Zika Syndrome? Congenital Zika Syndrome (CZS) is a group of birth defects associated with Zika infection during pregnancy. Zika is a virus. If a woman should get infected with Zika during pregnancy, the virus can pass through the placenta to the baby.

Some of the abnormalities seen with CZS include: severe microcephaly, decreased brain tissue, congenital contractures and damage to the back of the eye.

Speaker: Dr Tartarella
Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Sao Paulo

Reported eye abnormalities include:  focal pigmentary mottling, chorioretinal atrophy in the macula, optic nerve hypoplasia, cupping, and atrophy and other retinal lesions.

At the end of the presentation, the clinician will be able to:

• Understand when the CDC issued a global alert related to Zika Virus
• Understand what findings in infants led to the International Public Health Emergency
• Understand the ophthalmological concerns related to CZS
• Understand the ocular findings related to CZS
• Understand why ophthalmological screening is important

Module 1 Ophthalmic Aspects of Zika Syndrome
Unit 1 Ophthalmic Aspects of Zika Syndrome - Video Lecture
Unit 2 Ophthalmic Aspects of Zika Syndrome - The Quiz


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