Deformed Babies Also Suffering Eye Damage Linked To Zika In Brazil

Published: Jan 29, 2016

Children born with abnormally small heads and brain defects linked to the outbreak of Zika virus in Brazil are also suffering serious damage to their eyesight and possibly their hearing, doctors said on Thursday.

Half of the 135 babies being evaluated at a rehabilitation center in the northeastern Brazilian city of Recife have limited vision due to deformed optic nerves and retinas, and many are cross-eyed, ophthalmologist Camila Ventura said.

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