An eye exam -- in your baby's first year? Absolutely.
Children should have age-appropriate assessments for eye problems in the newborn period, and at all subsequent doctor visits. Premature babies, or those with a family history of congenital cataracts, eye tumors, and genetic disease, should be seen by an eye specialist in the nursery.
All babies should be examined by age 6 months to be sure each eye focuses, the eyes are straight, and there is no internal eye disease. Treating eye conditions...
In rare cases, the cornea may freeze, which can lead to
blurred vision, sensitivity to light, eyelid spasms (blepharospasm), excessive
tearing, and pain when you try to rewarm the eye.
is not directly caused by cold temperatures but does occur in snow conditions.
Sunlight reflecting off the snow causes a corneal injury or
burn. Eyelids may become red and swell. The eyes may feel dry and as
though they have sand in them.
Treatment includes rewarming the eye and
medicine to moisten and protect the eyes.
Primary Medical Reviewer
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
May 11, 2011
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
May 11, 2011
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