22 December 2009

An eye-patch for baby

A mom explains why her baby's squint eyes are a work in progress.


Premature babies have a lot of obstacles to negotiate in the first years, and one of these may be a squint where the eyes look inwards toward the nose. The medical term for this condition is infantile esotropia, and it usually resolves itself within the first four months as baby's eyes learn to focus properly.

But sometimes it takes longer, and then there's a whole regimen of eye-patching, and possibly an operation, needed to correct the condition. Read this mom's account of how she has to deal with the comments and sympathies of strangers while walking her little one along his road to clear vision.


Read more:

Through the eyes of babes

Eyesight and eye care basics


(Joanne Hart, Health24, December 2009)




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