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Ophthalmic Manifestations of the Battered-baby Syndrome

Br Med J 1971; 3 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5771.398 (Published 14 August 1971) Cite this as: Br Med J 1971;3:398
  1. Brian Harcourt,
  2. David Hopkins

    Abstract

    Eleven battered babies who had ocular manifestations of their abuse are presented. Eight of these suffered a permanent impairment of visual function. Ten had extensive intraocular haemorrhage, and the importance of this physical sign in the diagnosis of the syndrome and in the development of a consequent visual handicap is emphasized.