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How To Raise A Visually Blind Child
Vision impairment: occurring in childhoodGet a more detailed answer ›
Depends upon age: Obviously inability to distinguish between red / green colors. Some have trouble with blue/yellow. It does assume the child knows his colors. I am not aware of a condition where no colors are seen. These are usually specific to certain colors. ...Read more
A multitude: Blindness can result from congenital issues, structural, metabolic, or traumatic damage. ...Read more
I have old fluid in my brain from a previous wreck. I am also pregnant but the fluid gives me horrible migraines and sometimes makes me go blind and numb in my arms and mouth. Should i see about getting it drained after I have my child?
Many causes: Blindness in newborns can be from a variety of fetal insults including infections of various sorts. There are also a number of genetic reasons for blindness. These can be increased with the marriage of first cousins which is why this is discouraged. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes : Yes, a baby can be born extremely near sighted. I saw a girl myself who was thought to be blind and it turns out she was severely nearsighted. A proper eye exam with something called a "cycloplegic refraction" can detect it. But only once you give the glasses will you be able to tell if the child can see. Keep in mind that although possible, babies are almost exclusively far sighted at birth ...Read more
Can be worse: An infant can acquire the herpes germ in the birth canal from a woman shedding the virus and look normal at birth.Within a week or two, it may have made its way into the brain to cause a tragic encephalitis.Even with aggressive treatment the kid may end up with a brain that resembles swiss cheese.Plan a scheduled c-section prior to labor if you have it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I didn't realize that I had turn my baby's car seat towards the sun. It was directly in her eyes and very bright. She is 4 mnths. Will it blind her?
I am 16 weeks pregnant. Is there a way of knowing whether the unborn baby will ge disabled or deformed eg.crippled or blind etc?
Congrats!: Not all defects or deformities can be diagnosed while the baby is still inside the uterus. But at 20-24wks, you should undergo a special ultrasound called the anatomy scan that looks at all the essential developing parts of the baby. Most of the time, if there is a problem, it may be detected at that time. You should definitely raise your questions at your next prenatal visit. Good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can't tell colors: Most people with color-blindness have little doubt about it. These men (color-blindness is rare in woman) cannot distinguish many colors that other people can. For example, the colors green and brown often look identical to a color-blind person. There are online tests you can do - just google "colorblind test". ...Read more
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