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Eye Problems

 

Chromosome defects can result in the lids not developing and a baby will be unable to see when the eyelids completely cover the eyes, or if the lids are partially separated, and vision will be restricted to looking in one direction only. 

The eyeballs may be absent or miniature eye(s) (micro-ophthalmus). Such small eyes often have short or long sight. The cornea is the window of the eye, and an abnormal shape creates a gross distortion of vision. 

Absence or poor development of the eye muscles can result in double vision and a squint (strabismus) where the eyes do not move together as a pair, and occasionally the eye will be unable to move in a particular direction.


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