Eye problems in babiesEEye problems in babiesEye problems in babiesEnglishPregnancyAdult (19+)Body;EyesReproductive systemConditions and diseasesPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-09-10T04:00:00ZNicolette Caccia, MEd, MD, FRCSCRory Windrim, MB, MSc, FRCSC Andrew James, MBChB, MBI, FRACP, FRCPC10.000000000000047.0000000000000308.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about various eye abnormalities that may arise in your developing fetus during pregnancy. Trusted answers from Canadian Paediatric Hospitals.</p><p>Some babies are born with congenital abnormalities or birth defects of their eyes. They form as the result of something going wrong with the development of baby’s eyes during pregnancy. It is important to keep in mind that these abnormalities are rare. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Some babies are born with rare birth defects of their eyes including, aniridia, anophthalmia, coloboma iridis, congenital aphakia, congenital cataracts and microphtalmia.</li></ul>
Malformations des yeux chez les bébésMMalformations des yeux chez les bébésEye problems in babiesFrenchPregnancyAdult (19+)Body;EyesReproductive systemConditions and diseasesPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-09-10T04:00:00ZNicolette Caccia, MEd, MD, FRCSCRory Windrim, MB, MSc, FRCSC Andrew James, MBChB, MBI, FRACP, FRCPC10.000000000000047.0000000000000308.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Apprenez-en davantage sur les anomalies pouvant affecter les yeux de votre fœtus en développement. Cette section contient des réponses fiables fournies par les hôpitaux pédiatriques canadiens.</p><p>Certains bébés naissent avec des malformations des yeux, que l’on appelle communément déficiences de naissance ou anomalies congénitales. Elles résultent d’un événement anormal qui s’est produit pendant le développement des yeux du bébé en gestation. Il est important de savoir que ces anomalies sont rares.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Certains bébés naissent avec des malformations des yeux y compris l’aniridie, l’anophtalmie, la colobome de l’iris, l’aphakie congénitale, les cataractes congénitales et la microphtalmie.</li></ul>

 

 

Eye problems in babies378.000000000000Eye problems in babiesEye problems in babiesEEnglishPregnancyAdult (19+)Body;EyesReproductive systemConditions and diseasesPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-09-10T04:00:00ZNicolette Caccia, MEd, MD, FRCSCRory Windrim, MB, MSc, FRCSC Andrew James, MBChB, MBI, FRACP, FRCPC10.000000000000047.0000000000000308.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about various eye abnormalities that may arise in your developing fetus during pregnancy. Trusted answers from Canadian Paediatric Hospitals.</p><p>Some babies are born with congenital abnormalities or birth defects of their eyes. They form as the result of something going wrong with the development of baby’s eyes during pregnancy. It is important to keep in mind that these abnormalities are rare. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Some babies are born with rare birth defects of their eyes including, aniridia, anophthalmia, coloboma iridis, congenital aphakia, congenital cataracts and microphtalmia.</li></ul><h2>Aniridia</h2> <p>This is an absence of the iris. Because the iris regulates the amount of light entering the eye, aniridia makes it difficult to see because of glare and bright light conditions. Sometimes there is only a partial absence of the iris. Some people with aniridia can obtain contact lenses containing an artificial iris. </p> <h2>Anophthalmia</h2> <p>This is the absence of an eyeball. Newborn babies who have this condition should receive special plastic "conformers" to put into the eye socket. This maintains the shape of the eye socket as the bones in the face grow. When the child gets older, an artificial eye can be made for her. </p> <h2>Coloboma iridis</h2> <p>This common eye abnormality is a keyhole-shaped notch in the bottom of the iris. It frequently occurs with other eye abnormalities.</p> <h2>Congenital aphakia</h2> <p>This is when the baby is born without a lens. Congenital aphakia can be treated with glasses or contact lenses that have a strong convex prescription. </p> <h2>Congenital cataracts</h2> <p>This is a condition where the lens becomes opaque, and vision may be blurry. If left untreated, permanent vision loss can occur. In some cases, congenital cataract can lead to lazy eye or underdevelopment of the visual system. The most effective way to treat cataracts is to remove the lens surgically. Optical correction with contact lenses or glasses is usually required after the surgery. </p> <h2>Microphthalmia</h2> <p>This is when the eyeball is too small. Microphthalmia may occur as the result of an infection during pregnancy. Babies with very mild forms of microphthalmia may benefit from medical or surgical treatment. </p>Eye problems in babies

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