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Cleft anterior segment with maternal hypervitaminosis A.
  1. K. Evans and
  2. M. U. Hickey-Dwyer
  1. University of Liverpool, Children's Unit, Alder Hey Hospital, Ophthalmology Department, West Derby.


    We report a case of an 'hourglass' cornea and iris with reduplicated lens in the left eye of an infant girl. An excess of vitamin A products had been taken by the mother during pregnancy. Mechanisms by which vitamin A excess could have caused this are discussed.

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