Methadone Use During Pregnancy Associated With Visual Problems In Babies

MedPage Today (4/24, Smith) reported that, according to a study published online in the British Journal of Ophthalmology, “infants whose mothers used methadone during pregnancy may be at risk for a range of visual problems.” To arrive at this conclusion, Scottish researchers examined “records of children referred to a pediatric (read more about pediatric vision here) visual electrophysiology service.” In 20 children, they found that “all but one…had reduced visual acuity, and 70% had nystagmus.”

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