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Question:
Which eye disorders can be associated with fetal alcohol syndrome (a range of disorders caused by alcohol exposure while in the womb)?

Answer:
Fetal alcohol syndrome does affect the eye. Frequently we see changes in the eye lid anatomy, optic nerve and retinal blood vessels, as well as eye misalignment and small eyes. These all impact vision.

Answered by: Michael Repka, MD Dr. Michael X. Repka

Categories: Children's Eye Health, Eye Conditions

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Answered: Apr 11, 2014

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