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Absence of Eye(s)
Children may be born with one underdeveloped eye or absent eye. In rare cases a baby may be born missing both eyes. The child may be fitted with an artificial eye, called a prosthetic to allow a normal appearance and growth of the face. This typically does not require any surgery.
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Amblyopia is a childhood problem that happens when one eye is weaker than the other. The brain chooses to take in images from the stronger eye and ignore images from the weaker eye. This means that your child uses the strong eye more than the weak eye. If the weak eye doesn?t have to work, it isn't ...
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The eye develops in a haphazard manner during the first ten years, and particularly the first five years of life. Conditions of ametropia, including myopia, observed during this period are not indicative of the subjects long term visual performance.
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Arthrogryposis is characterized by multiple frozen joints and is usually diagnosed at birth or prior to birth. This condition has multiple causes and is extremely rare.
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A cataract is a clouding area over the front part of the eye - an area that is normally transparent. It can affect either one eye or both eyes. The center of a child’s eye might look cloudy or white, or like someone poured milk into the eye, or a child might complain of feeling something scratchy ...
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Down Syndrome
Basic description of need, symptoms and characteristics: Children born with Down syndrome have a wide variety of characteristics and medical concerns; however, they typically have distinct features. Some of the most common include a small stature, upward slanting eyes, unusually shaped ears and flat...
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Hemophilia (clotting disorder)
Hemophilia is a rare inherited bleeding disorder in which the blood does not clot or turn from liquid to solid easily. There are many types of hemophilia, from mild to severe. Some affect only males and others occur equally in males and females.
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Hydrocephalus is an abnormal expansion of cavities (ventricles) within the brain that is caused by the accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid. Hydrocephalus comes from two Greek words: hydros means water and cephalus means head.
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Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Brittle Bone Disease)
Osteogenesis Imperfecta is an inherited disorder that affects the bones and joints in which the bones may break easily. There are very mild cases to severe cases of this disorder.
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