Special Needs in Children
BlindBlindness in children may result from a birth defect that affects the proper development of the eyes. Certain infections can also cause blindness while the baby is in the womb or after birth. Some children with visual de... Read more about Blind.
CataractsCataracts are uncommon in children, but occasionally a child is born with cataracts or develops them early in life. Cataracts appear as a white cloudy film over the pupil and/or iris and can vary in size. Small cataracts... Read more about Cataracts.
Lazy Eye / AmyblyopiaAmblyopia, also called lazy eye, is a disorder of sight. It involves decreased vision in an eye that otherwise appears normal. This disorder has been estimated to affect 1-5% of the population. &nbs... Read more about Lazy Eye / Amyblyopia.
Missing EyeSome children are born with a missing or under-formed eye. In rare cases, a child may be born with both eyes affected. This can be the result of a genetic defect or an injury that occurs while the baby is still in the wo... Read more about Missing Eye.
NystagmusNystagmus is an involuntary movement of the eyes. It is often rhythmic and can occur horizontally, vertically, or in a circular motion. This condition is usually not present at birth but can develop in the first few mont... Read more about Nystagmus.
PtosisPtosis is a condition that causes one or both eyelids to droop. When considering the adoption of a child with this medical condition, understand that it is common, and easily correctable. In some cases, a chi... Read more about Ptosis.
StrabismusStrabismus has the common name of crossed eyes or lazy eye. This condition is due to an improper alignment of the eyes that prohibits both eyes from focusing on the same point at the same time. One of the eyes often has ... Read more about Strabismus.
Visual ImpairmentVisual impairment, also known as vision impairment or vision loss, is a decreased ability to see to a degree that causes problems not fixable by usual means, such as glasses.
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