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can a baby be diagnosed with mobius syndrome even thought he is able to move his eyes in every direction?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
MOBIUS SYNDROME: Mobius syndrome involves paralysis of the 6th, 7th, 12th cranial nerves. The 6th cranial nerve palsy impairs eye movement outwards, while the 7th causes bell' palsy with unilateral paralysisof upper and lower face. So it is not mobius syndrome.
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Not that I know.: Mobius syndrome results from the underdevelopment of cranial nerves 6 (controls lateral eye movements) and 7 (controls facial expression). Facial paralysis and the inability to move eyes laterally-side to side-forces babies to feed poorly and turn their head toward objects. Limb anomalies, chest wall anomalies, difficulties breathing & swallowing, and difficulty blinking may be associated.

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Can a camera flash really damage a baby's eyes?

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Do baby eyes get damaged by camera flashes?

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Joking, right?: If that were true, there would be an epidemic of blindness, no? Take as many as you want!

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