Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Tasmin | 2011/04/04

Q.

Retinal hemorrhages

Hi there, I would like to know if a baby was born with retinal hemorrhages how long will it take to go away?? Obviously depending on the severity . . . . how long can retinal hemorrhages take to go away?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Retinal haemorrhages are not all that uncommon in newborn babies especially where babies have been born following the use of vacuum extraction, but also with normal births.These haemorrhages usually clear up within about 4 weeks after birth and do not cause any lasting effects for the baby.

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