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i have congenital nystagmus is what i mean, any suggestions?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Contact lenses: Contact lenses work better than glasses because they move with the eyes. Also there are surgical options that can reduce the amount of nystagmus. See an ophthalmologist who specializes in adult strabismus.

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How common is congenital hiatal hernia?

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Fairly: These things are more common than you would think; but easily treatable.
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How can you differentiate congenital and acquired dilated cardiomyopathy?

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Are there any long-term consequences of having a congenital diaphragmatic hernia if it is fixed right away?

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Yes: Small, isolated defects that are accidentally discovered usually carry no long-term significance. However, congenital diaphragmatic hernia that is symptomatic may be associated with secondary effects on the heart and lung that can persist, even if the defect is closed promptly. Also, some cases of congenital diaphragmatic hernia are associated with other anomalies.
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Can you reverse the effects of toxoplasmosis on a child if they are born with it?

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Not likely: Toxoplasmosis significantly impacts brain development. Very little can be done to reverse it's effects. However, some treatment snare available that may help.
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What happens that makes a child be born with cystic fibrosis ?

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Genetic disorder: CF is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder. The infant must inherit a CF gene from both parents (who are CF gene carriers) to be born with this disorder. This disorder occurs in one out of every 3, 500 white births and one out of every 20, 000 black births. All 50 states now have newborn screening programs to identify infants born with cf.

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