Neonatal Jaundice and Vision Loss

High concentrations of unconjugated bilirubin are neurotoxic and cause brain damage in newborn infants. However, the exact level of bilirubin that may be neurotoxic in a given infant is unknown. The aim of this study was to use a quantitative measure of neural activity, the swept parameter visual evoked potential (sVEP) to determine the relationship between neonatal bilirubin levels and visual responsivity several months later.


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    Good Lab

    Our laboratory studies the conditions which cause monocular or bilateral blindness in infants and children.

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  • Hou Lab

    Hou Lab

    Our research interests include investigating human visual cortex development and brain plasticity associated with amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (misaligned eyes).

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Project Members

Chuan Hou Margaret McGovern