Causes of Less vision or blind births 2

Causes of Less vision or blind births 2





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Causes of Less vision or blind births 1
Posted in 2014

Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP): is an eye problem that occurs mainly in babies born before 31 weeks of pregnancy.  About 90 percent of all infants with ROP are in the milder category and do not need treatment. However, infants with more severe disease can develop impaired vision or even blindness. About 1,100-1,500 infants annually develop ROP that is severe enough to require surgical treatment. About 400-600 infants each year in the U.S. become legally blind from ROP. Some other conditions that cause vision loss at the time of birth or in infancy include:
  • Genetic or metabolic diseases
  • Defects or abnormalities in the eye itself (coloboma, glaucoma, cataracts)
  • Infections, such as cytomegalovirus (CMV)
  • Neurological Visual Impairment (NVI)
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