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How long does vision changes associated with congenital cataract last?

How long does vision changes associated with congenital cataract last?

Depends on severity: The child with cataract needs to be examined by the pediatric ophthalmologist. Congenital cataract is one of the cause of ambylopia. The best option for majority of the congenital cataract is cataract surgery and vision correction very early to avoid ambylopia. Visual development is very crucial in the early childhood. The child needs clear media to see and develop his/her visual pathway. ...Read more

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Does congenital heart defects lead to growth changes?

Does congenital heart defects lead to growth changes?

They can/some don't: Congenital heart defects include a number of conditions that vary greatly in their impact on final growth. The more severe the defect, the more likely it will require multiple surgeries and impair the bodies strength & growth. The cyanotic or blue baby group of defects are more likely to do this. Some defects, like the common small VSD self correct & seldom if ever alter the patients life. ...Read more

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Congenital adrenal hyperplasia Endocrinologist has changed my Prednisolone from 2mg night 2mg morn'. To 2mg morin' only. Can I reduce it more?

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia Endocrinologist has changed my Prednisolone from 2mg night 2mg morn'. To 2mg morin' only. Can I reduce it more?

Endocrinologist deci: It seems you are doing well, you adrenal functions are getting better. Two mg dose is minimal dose you need at present, to reduce it further is too early to decide. Your endocrinologist may decide about later on after doing some blood test. ...Read more

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What are changes that occur in the eye due to monocular congenital cataract?

What are changes that occur in the eye due to monocular congenital cataract?

Eye changes Cong. Cat: Congenital Cataract (lens opacity at birth) can cause amblyopia/lazy eye: occurs when eye does not have visual input to the brain for the connection to develop. The eye grows normally otherwise. Early cataract surgery with implant or Contact Lens gives child great chance of vision. More info: eyedoc2020.Blogspot. Com ...Read more

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I am blind in my left eye. Doctor diagnosed exotropia/congenital catarract. My vision can't changed. But can I still remove the catarract?

I am blind in my left eye. Doctor diagnosed exotropia/congenital catarract. My vision can't changed. But can I still remove the catarract?

Probably not: It is highly advisable not to have intraocular surgery on an eye that is completely blind (no light perception), that is unless you are having an enucleation or evisceration (eye removal).

Removing the cataract has no benefit, and you are putting yourself at risk, albeit a small one, for sympathetic ophthalmia (autoimmune attack on the good eye). ...Read more

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What are common congenital disorders?

What are common congenital disorders?

Birth defects: The most common severe congenital anomalies are heart defects, neural tube defects and Down syndrome. ...Read more

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What are the most common congenital deformities?

What are the most common congenital deformities?

See below:: 5 common types account for a quarter of the world's cases: >3 million children die of genetic birth defects by age 5, and almost as many may be permanently affected by their birth defectheart defects: neural tube defects (including spina bifida): blood disorders (such as sickle cell disease and thalassemia): down's syndrome and g6pd deficiency. >3 million children die of genetic defects by 5yrs. ...Read more

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What do women do to cause congenital deformities?

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What do women do to cause congenital deformities?

Seldom responsible: Most of the congenital deformities occur randomly. Some of them, e.g., fetal alcohol syndrome, neural tube defects associated with Folic Acid deficiency, can be caused by action or inaction of pregnant women. Women pregnant or planning to get pregnant should avoid alcohol abuse, maintain adequate nutrition, and receive prenatal cares as recommended by her obstetrician. ...Read more

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What type of congenital disorders are found in us?

You name it!: The us is the great proverbial melting pot. Is there a specific disorder you're asking about? There are thousands of congenital disorders. ...Read more

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What would be one possible cause of congenital disorders?

What would be one possible cause of congenital disorders?

Infection: Maternal infection with german measles during pregnancy can produce a baby that is deaf, blind, brain injured with multiple failing organs by the time of delivery. ...Read more

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Can there be congenital absences of all or some of theteeth?

Can there be congenital absences of all or some of theteeth?

Congenital: It is usually the condition of genetic issue. Mostly happened on the lateral incisors and bicuspids, rarely absence of all teeth. ...Read more

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What congenital disease causes organs to be detached from the body?

I don't understand: I don't understand your question. Do you mean when someone is born without certain organs at all? Or do you mean something like omphalocele or gastroschisis where the abdominal wall does not close up all the way (in utero) and the abdominal contents can be outside the abdomen (but still attached)? ...Read more

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Might it be possible that a disease be both congenital and hereditary?

Might it be possible that a disease be both congenital and hereditary?

Word games: Congenital can be applied to any issue present at birth. It is time oriented as opposed to an issue that develops later, or is "acquired".Hereditary speeks to the origin of an issue, as related to the genes that triggers a feature. You can have a genetic feature that is congenital, web fingers. You can also have a genetic illness that is not evident until older, hunington's disease. ...Read more

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What congenital disease causes organs to be deattached from the body?

What congenital disease causes organs to be deattached from the body?

Confusing question: There is a process where the stomach & intestines do not completely enter the abdomen from their formation area in the embryonic sac. This is called gastroschesis. I no of no other entity where this description would apply. If you are thinking of something else please be more specific of the organs involved. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the congenital facial paresy disease and how is it treated?

Please help! What is the congenital facial paresy disease and how is it treated?

Facial palsy: I assume you are asking about facial palsy or paralysis. Congenitalmeans present at birth. Birth trauma, especially if lots of head molding or a forceps delivery can injure facial nerve. There are also a couple of conditions with facial nerve involvement at birth - Dystrophia myotonica and Mobius syndrome. Treatment may be anything from nothing to Botox to surgical intervention for nerve repair. ...Read more

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Are there any congenital diseases that cause organs to not be attached to the body?

Are there any congenital diseases that cause organs to not be attached to the body?

Defect: I can recall 1 defect that is close to what u? The signals for formation of the gut may go wrong. It forms outside (but connected) & enters the abdomen to find its normal location. In gastroschesis, the stomach & small intestine may not make it into position & be outside at birth. Without some connection to the body for a blood supply, no organ would form. ...Read more

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How can identifying congenital conditions be different today than it was 50 years ago?

How can identifying congenital conditions be different today than it was 50 years ago?

See below: Now with better genetic testing, more experience and the ability with ultrasound to detect fetal abnormalities in utero (in the womb) we are much better at working out what the abnormalities are. ...Read more

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I have congenital nyastagmus and optocatrophy will I ever be aloud to drive in the U.K.?

I have congenital nyastagmus and optocatrophy will I ever be aloud to drive in the U.K.?

Opinions: You require a good assessment and opinion from a U.K. Ophthalmolologist who will help you decide if you have the vision necessary for driving in your country. Every country has different requirements. Talk to your doctor. All the best and I hope it works out. ...Read more

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Do you know if there are environmental or heath factors that can cause congenital disease?

Do you know if there are environmental or heath factors that can cause congenital disease?

Both can: Environment: maternal alcohol intake producing fetal alcohol syndrome
health: maternal rubella producing babies that are born deaf, blind and mentally handicapped. ...Read more

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Would kids respond differently to same medication if they don't have any congenital conditons?

Would kids respond differently to same medication if they don't have any congenital conditons?

Yes, no, possibly: Each medication has a unique molecular structure, designed to interact with specific tissues of the body in very stereotyped ways. It must nonetheless be noted that every person's unique makeup may cause them to respond in a variety of ways to different meds. TYPICALLY, there is a SMALL range of responses that MOST people exhibit, but it is possible to observe wild variation between two children. ...Read more

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Is lymphangioma congenital?

Is lymphangioma congenital?

Yes: Yes lymphangioma is a congenital condition in the sense that it is something that a baby is born with. But it is also something that can progressively enlarge after birth. ...Read more

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What is a congenital "blebs"?

What is a congenital "blebs"?

A Bubble: Congenital means you are born with it, as opposed to acquiring it. A bleb is a small bubble or blister. The words "congenital blebs" are most common used to describe air sacs arising from the upper lung. Small ones are no problem, while larger blebs can pop, causing the lung to collapse (spontaneus pneumothorax). These are most common in people with tall thin torsos. Not sure if that's your bleb. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are congenital metabolic errors?

Errors in code: We are born with detailed information in our dna (genes) that direct the formation of the specific protein, fat and sugar structures needed for our body to function. If/when there is a mutation in the genes, that information can be changed to the point it will not work. The enzymes or co factors are lost and the system breaks down. There are thousands of these potential errors, pku is a common one. ...Read more

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What is leber's congenital amaurosis? What causes it?

What is leber's congenital amaurosis? What causes it?

Rare retinal disease: This is a rare disorder of the retina that occurs a few times in 100, 000 births, associated with abnormal eye movements, far sightedness, severe vision problems from birth, and light sensitivity. It's exact cause is unknown, and is one of the most common causes of blindness in children ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is congenital hypothroldism?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is congenital hypothroldism?

Congenital: hypothyroidism is a condition in the newborn of low or nonfunctioning thyroid. It can occur because of abnormal thyroid gland anatomy, inborn errors of metabolism or nutritional deficiency of hormone precursors. Rarely, maternal antibodies cross the placenta and cause the disruption. This is one of the disorders routinely checked for in newborn metabolic screens. ...Read more

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What is congenital glaucoma?

What is congenital glaucoma?

At birth: Inherited glaucoma present at birth due to a developmental problem with the drain of the eye, typically presenting with tearing, light sensitivity, and eyelid spasms. ...Read more

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What is congenital laxity and how is it treated?

Ligaments?: Congenital laxity simply means that you are born with looser ligaments than most. Many people can live with this and have no problems. However, if you are severely "loose" and would like to try and counter this my recomendation would be to stregthen the musculature around the problematic area. Muscles and ligaments work together in the body to keep things "tight". Hope this helps... ...Read more

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I'm not sure but is huntington's disease a congenital disease?

I'm not sure but is huntington's disease a congenital disease?

Huntington's disease: Huntington's disease is transmitted by a genetic defect, if the parents are carrying the gene defect then it can be transmitted. ...Read more

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Can a stroke be congenital?

Can a stroke be congenital?

Sort of: You can have a stroke in the uterus (extremely, extremely rare) or any time after you are born. It is not really 'congenital' per se. What could be considered congenital would be risk factors such as a genetic predisposition to develop aneurysms in your brain or vascular malformations in your brain or bad athersclerotic disease of the arteries (hardening of the arteries). ...Read more