No further clues from global investigationBMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6922.206 (Published 15 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:206
- E E Castilla
- international Centre for Birth Defects, 00195 Rome, Italy.
EDITOR,-Newspaper reports of geographic clusters of anophthalmia and microphthalmia in England and Wales possibly related to maternal exposure to a benzimidazole pesticide (benomyl) prompted a news article1 and an editorial.2 The International Clearinghouse for Birth DefectsMonitoring Systems3 reacted by conducting a global investigation.
Data were requested on cases of anophthalmia and microphthalmia in their isolated and associated (syndromic) forms, excluding confounding defects (blepharophimosis, microcornea, coloboma, cryptophthalmus, and small eyes) and …