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Is it true that the developing of the fovea increases when you wear softcontactlenses and have nystagmus and albism? Its about a 2 year old child.

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Soft contact lenses

Surely a two year old is not using contact lenses!! I have been through this problem - broke five pair of glasses art age 6! Still wearing glasses at age 71.

In brief: Soft contact lenses

Surely a two year old is not using contact lenses!! I have been through this problem - broke five pair of glasses art age 6! Still wearing glasses at age 71.
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Dr. Clarene Cress
Pediatrics

In brief: Uncertain

It is true that the fovea is undeveloped in ocular albinism, presumptively due to lack of melanin, but I am unable to find evidence for the use of contact lens to improve this.
It is suggested that infantile nystagmus is a result of poor vision rather than an underlying neurological disorder, and correction may help that. Contact lens have been used in infants with congenital cataracts

In brief: Uncertain

It is true that the fovea is undeveloped in ocular albinism, presumptively due to lack of melanin, but I am unable to find evidence for the use of contact lens to improve this.
It is suggested that infantile nystagmus is a result of poor vision rather than an underlying neurological disorder, and correction may help that. Contact lens have been used in infants with congenital cataracts
Dr. Clarene Cress
Dr. Clarene Cress
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
At age 6 I broke 5 pair of glasses and have been wearing glasses since then (now age 71 and doing OK). In my opinion a 2 year old should not be wearing contact lenses but does need glasses. Tough going for family and child but definitely needed
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