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does crying affect my vision?

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Dr. David Chandler
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Briefly: Crying briefly affects vision because the tears created with crying are somewhat irritating to the eyes and can cause redness as well. These are the same type of tears that are produced if something is irritating the eye (reflex tearing). Swelling of the lids associated with crying can also briefly affect the vision. There are no long term effects, however.

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When can I put my baby down without worrying about him crying?

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When necessary: Babies are not spoiled by carrying them to soothe their frustrations, however if your attention is needed where or when it might not be safe for baby(eg, kitchen) then you can put him/her down in a safe place at anytime and any age and attend to these needs. As soon as you can, pick baby up and soothe their anxieties. They will ultimately learn to spend time alone, assured that you will return.
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Why does my baby cry?

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Something to say..: Babies cry to communicate. It may be a need - i'm hungry, cold, wet, gassy. Or it may be to get your attention, especially as they begin to realize there are people who love and hug them when they "communicate" with an attention getting cry. It's their way of sending you a signal, because they haven't mastered the phrase "change my diaper, it's full of poo" or "mommy i love you and i need a hug".
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What are some signs that I should be concerned about my baby's vision?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Many, such as:: Lack of eye contact, "red eye" in flash photos is absent or unequal in 2 eyes, cross-eyes, deviated eyes (occasional cross-eyes is ok, all the time is not).
Dr. Mark Pyfer
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Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Also if the eyes shake or oscillate rapidly, a condition called nystagmus
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If one or both of the pupils appear white instead of dark or if the cornea (Clear bubble over the colored part of the eye) appears cloudy
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Ophthalmology 40 years experience
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A 31-year-old member asked:

Help please! could crying affect your vision?

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Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
No: Excess tears..Crying will not affect vision except for transient higher tear volume which causes no harm.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Can crying too much can affect your vision?

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Dr. Richard Wieder
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Crying: Can temporarily cause eye irritation and blurring, but will not permanently affect your vision.

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