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what are the symptoms of blindness in a baby?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: If unilateral, the ;poorly sighted eye will start to drift - usually inwards. If both eyes, sometimes the eyes are obviously deformed, small or discolored but if a deeper loss, the infant will not respond in the usual way to mother's face, will not reach for things, simply will not seem to use the eyes, will not react to turning on the light and will only react to other senses like hearing.
Answered on Jul 5, 2012
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
No visual fixation: No visual fixations d following, no pupillary response to light response.
Answered on Apr 10, 2015

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