Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Vision Science

Committee Chair

Dr. Paul Kohl


With the increasing number of infants born exposed to cocaine, we are confronted with a problem whose extent has not yet been evaluated. In this study, the Preferential Looking Acuity Card Procedure was used to assess the visual acuity of four infants exposed to cocaine in utero. Binocular function was evaluated utilizing a cover test, Hirschberg, and Bruckner test for strabismus and amblyopia. No correlation was found between cocaine exposure and decreased visual acuity or increased incidence of strabismus.

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