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Child Eye Development
Symptoms of Eye Problems
Children Eye Problems
– Refractive error
– Squint eye (Strabismus)
– Color vision defects
– External holdeolum
– Congenital cataract
– Lacrimal duct obstruction
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Children eye problemsCongenital Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction
Congenital Nasolacrimal duct obstruction (CLDO) is the condition in which a tear duct has failed to open at the time of birth. Around 6% of infants have CLDO, usually experiencing a persistent watery eye.
Most cases resolve spontaneously. Lacrimal sac massage has been proposed as helping to open the duct.
Referral to an ophthalmologist or an optometrist indicated if symptoms are still present at 12 months, or sooner if significant symptoms or recurrent infections occur.