Image IQ: Fetal Eyes and Maternal Health
What's your diagnosis based on these images of the fetal eyes?
(Images courtesy of Firoz Bhuvar, MD)
4. Fetal keratitis
The fetal right eye (arrow) shows edema of the eyelids and thickening with increased echogenicity of the cornea. These ultrasound features suggest corneal inflammation, or keratitis, of the affected eye. Fetal keratitis is usually the result of maternal infections such as syphillis.