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What Are Some Things That Causes Vision Problems In Children
There are many types of eye problems and visual disturbances. These include blurred vision, halos, blind spots, floaters, and other symptoms. Blurred vision is the loss of sharpness of vision and the inability to see small details. Blind spots (scotomas) are dark "holes" in the visual field in which ...Read more
Many: Several eye problems can cause blindness in children. Fortunately, all are rather rare. Congenital (born that way) cataracts, lebers congenital amaurosis, albinism, amblyopia, congenital corneal diseases, genetic syndromes, congenital glaucoma, retinoblastoma, traumatic injuries etc all come immediately to mind. I'm sure an exhaustive list includes many other causes. ...Read more
Many things: Children are subject to many eye diseases just like adults are. In addition, visual problems can cause a lasting effect in children whose visual systems are not yet fully developed. In general, it is recommended that a child receive an eye exam at 6 months, 3 years and then annually after age 6. ...Read more
Blurry vision and..: In early diabetes, there may not be any symptoms at all. As it get worse with blood sugar getting higher, the sugar gets into the eyeballs and your vision may get blurry, which can fluctuate depending the sugar levels. As diabetes worsens, blood vessels/retinal damage causes vision loss. Diabetes also increase risk of cataracts. So see doc regularly. Good luck. ...Read more
Mental Illness: Children are often over diagnosed with adhd, bipolar and are medicated when they are just being children, sometimes meds are necessary. Most psych illnesses start in teens such bipolar, schizophrenia, gad, panic disorder, there may be traits earlier but usually a major life stressor brings out the symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few: One of the most common lung difficulties we see, especially with c-section babies, is transient tachypnea of the newborn. This occurs when there is still fluid in the lungs, because the baby didn't exit via the birth canal and literally have the fluid squeezed out. Infections can also occur resulting in pneumonia. Some babies "transition" slowly, & need a little help learning to breath room air. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Short-term auditory,: Active-working or long-term memory? Short-term & active-working memory (holding information in your head till you have to manipulate it), may be impacted by undiagnosed adhd-primarily inattentive type, anxiety &/or depression, inadequate consolidated sleep & simply being "on overload." if your doctor says you're healthy, ask for referral to a psychologist for testing. ...Read more
Too many to name: There are three different types of hearing loss- sensorineural, conductive and mixed. The causes of these losses may be congenital, inherited, or acquired. The best way to determine the cause of hearing loss would be to see your local ear, nose and throat doctor and have a hearing test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There are a few genetic conditions that do, as well as fragile x syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome, etc. Truthfully, there's probably just people in the family who have large ears. You can discuss this with your doc or pediatrician, as most worrisome causes of large ears will have other dysmorphic features that can be looked for, and give you a better cause for the large ears. ...Read more
There are many: Most common would be corneal infections, like herpes simplex, contact-lens related infections or ulcers and subsequent scarring, acanthamoeba (rarely) etc. Retinal infections like cytomegalovirus (cmv), toxoplasmosis, histoplasmosis etc can also affect the vision. Rare but serious infections like endophthalmitis following trauma or spread from the bloodstream are also possible infectious causes. ...Read more
Misalignment: Babies can have issues (wiring in the brain, refractive errors, paralyses) which misalign the eyes (termed strabismus). This will drop the vision in one eye if not fixed. Less common are cataracts, glaucoma, tumors, maldevelopment, and some inherited problems. If you are the least bit uncertain, have your pediatrician check the eyes and see if a referral to an ophthalmologist is needed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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