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

    My research involves investigation of conditions which cause monocular or bilateral blindness in infants and children.

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  • Hou Lab

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

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