Maternal Diabetes in Pregnancy Linked to High Refractive Error in Children's Eyes
Children of mothers who have diabetes before or during pregnancy are more likely to develop high refractive error eye disorders later in life, a new study suggests. An analysis of data from more than 20,000 children in Denmark followed for as long as 25 years revealed that prenatal exposure to maternal diabetes was associated with a 39% increased risk of eye conditions such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism compared with unexposed children, according to the results published in Diabetologia.
@bodhi Maternal diabetes complications during pregnancy increased the risk even further (hazard ratio 2.05), versus children of mothers with diabetes but no diabetic complications (HR 1.18), the registry study found. Maternal diabetes during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of high refractive error in offspring, in particular among those of mothers with diabetic complications