Eye concerns in newborn babiesEEye concerns in newborn babiesEye concerns in newborn babiesEnglishNeonatologyNewborn (0-28 days)EyesNAConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)Eye discomfort and redness;Itchy eyes;Vision problems2009-10-18T04:00:00ZHazel Pleasants, RN, MNAndrew James, MBChB, FRACP, FRCPC8.0000000000000066.0000000000000419.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about a number of eye concerns that can arise in newborn babies. Uncoordinated eyes, crossed eyes and teary eyes are discussed.</p><p>Newborn babies are able to follow a light with their eyes and turn toward lights. They are very near-sighted at first, and they can focus best on things that are within 25 cm (10 inches) of their faces. Their vision improves over the first three months. Don’t worry if your newborn baby can’t see the mobile hanging in their crib right away. In time, their ability to focus will improve and they will be able to see clearly.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Newborn babies are very near-sighted at first and have trouble focusing on objects further away.</li> <li>Eye conditions that affect newborns include uncoordinated eyes, crossed eyes and teary eyes.</li></ul>
Préoccupations en ce qui concerne les yeux des nouveau-nésPPréoccupations en ce qui concerne les yeux des nouveau-nésEye concerns in newborn babiesFrenchNeonatologyNewborn (0-28 days)EyesNAConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)Eye discomfort and redness;Itchy eyes;Vision problems2009-10-18T04:00:00ZHazel Pleasants, RN, MNAndrew James, MBChB, FRACP, FRCPC8.0000000000000066.0000000000000419.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Apprenez-en davantage sur certains problèmes oculaires qui peuvent survenir chez les nouveau-nés. On y discute des yeux mal coordonnés, des yeux qui louchent et des yeux qui coulent.</p><p>Les nouveau-nés sont capables de suivre une lumière des yeux et de se tourner vers la lumière. Ils sont très myopes à la naissance et ne peuvent fixer leurs yeux que sur les choses situées à 25 cm (10 pouces) ou moins de leur visage. Leur vision s'améliore au cours des trois premiers mois. Ne vous inquiétez donc pas si votre nouveau-né ne peut encore voir le mobile accroché au-dessus de son lit. Avec le temps, sa capacité de fixer des objets s'améliorera et il verra aussi bien que tout le monde.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Les nouveau-nés sont tout d’abord très myopes et ils n’arrivent pas à bien focaliser leur regard sur les objets éloignés.</li> <li>Les autres problèmes oculaires qui peuvent affecter votre bébé comprennent le strabisme, les yeux qui louchent et les yeux qui coulent.</li></ul>

 

 

Eye concerns in newborn babies456.000000000000Eye concerns in newborn babiesEye concerns in newborn babiesEEnglishNeonatologyNewborn (0-28 days)EyesNAConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)Eye discomfort and redness;Itchy eyes;Vision problems2009-10-18T04:00:00ZHazel Pleasants, RN, MNAndrew James, MBChB, FRACP, FRCPC8.0000000000000066.0000000000000419.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about a number of eye concerns that can arise in newborn babies. Uncoordinated eyes, crossed eyes and teary eyes are discussed.</p><p>Newborn babies are able to follow a light with their eyes and turn toward lights. They are very near-sighted at first, and they can focus best on things that are within 25 cm (10 inches) of their faces. Their vision improves over the first three months. Don’t worry if your newborn baby can’t see the mobile hanging in their crib right away. In time, their ability to focus will improve and they will be able to see clearly.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Newborn babies are very near-sighted at first and have trouble focusing on objects further away.</li> <li>Eye conditions that affect newborns include uncoordinated eyes, crossed eyes and teary eyes.</li></ul><p>There are a few things that you might be concerned about, with regard to your newborn baby’s eyes: uncoordinated eyes, crossed eyes, and teary eyes. </p><h2>Uncoordinated eyes</h2><p>Your newborn baby’s eye movements may not be well coordinated at first. their eyes may move independently of each other, and this is perfectly normal. It takes time for your newborn baby to learn to use their eyes and strengthen their eye muscles. The problem should resolve itself by the time your baby is three months old. If by this time your baby still has problems with their eye coordination, make sure to bring this to your doctor’s attention. </p><h2>Crossed eyes</h2><p>Sometimes the extra folds of skin in the inner corner of the eyes can make the eyes look crossed. As the baby grows, the folds will retract and the eyes will look more even. Some babies do have truly crossed eyes, which needs to be treated early. Ignoring crossed eyes can lead to a condition called lazy eye, where the child depends on one eye and the unused eye becomes weaker. </p><h2>Teary eyes</h2><p>At first, newborn babies do not have the capability to produce tears when they cry. This ability develops toward the end of the first month. Around this time, some newborn babies develop a blocked tear duct, which is a blockage of the pathway that carries tears from the eye to the nose. The eye may seem constantly teary, with tears spilling over at times, even when the newborn baby is not crying. Usually the eye is not red and the eyelid is not swollen. Blocked tear ducts usually clear up by the end of the first year, but your doctor may recommend helping it along by massaging the inner corner of the eye. However, if the eye becomes red or swollen, it could be a sign of infection, and you should have your baby seen by a doctor. If the blockage lasts past the first year, an ophthalmologist may need to be seen to help open up the blockage. </p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/eye_concerns_newborn_babies.jpgEye concerns in newborn babies

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