How to treat eye problems in babies

Treatment of eyes problems in babies  

Most eye problems occur in babies can be considered as a not serious condition, although should not be ignored as well, but if it is not handled with proper treatment, it is possible the problem could be more serious.

treatment of eye problems in babies

As anticipation, parent need to recognize the danger signs that can threaten babies’ eyesight and the treatment can be done at home. Here are common eyes problems experienced by the baby along with the recommended remedial action.

Eyes squint (strabismus)

In the first few months of age, most babies have a squint that is eyeballs are not aligned. This is because the muscles that control the eyes of the babies are still weak. However, the eyeball is usually aligned start  at the age of 4-6 months. Consult a pediatric ophthalmologist, if squint detected as strabismus eyes problem with signs:
  • The baby is older than 4 months, but eyes still deviate upward, downward, inward, or outward. These conditions can involve only one eye or both eyes.
  •  Eyeball deviation occurs at the same time each day or during specific activities.
Eyes squint (strabismus) problems in babies

 if detected early, strabismus can be addressed through a variety of treatment options that are effective and safe. Ignore it or wait too long to deal with them can actually lead to permanent vision loss. An important key here is the condition of strabismus in children should be addressed to medical expert.

Tear channel Clogged

In general, the eyes become watery from crying or to blockage of the tear ducts. Whereas in babies, the watery eyes are usually caused by delays in the development and opening of the baby's tear ducts. Do not worry because this is usually not a serious condition. About 1 in 20 babies may develop this condition, either in both eyes and one eye. In general, babies themselves are not bothered by this condition.

Tear channel Clogged problems in babies

However, this condition can certainly lead to infection if not treated. On the condition of the tear ducts clogged with no infections, it has only a small amount of white or yellowish eye fluid. This fluid will be a bit solid during baby sleep. While on condition that ended up with infections, it will produce a lot of yellow or green eye fluid throughout the day.

Here are some treatment guidelines you can take to deal with the tear duct obstruction in babies:
  • Compress the corner of the eye near the nose with warm water and give gently massage.
  • Use your fingers to gently press the outer side of the baby's nose, rub down the bottom of the nose to its corner. Repeat ten times per day. Most babies can be better with this massage that does not require further treatment. Make sure your hands are clean.
  • If there is dirt, you wash with clean cloth or cotton that has been softened by the water. Make sure the water is cooked until boiling and then cooled.

Contact your doctor if this eye problem discharge pus and eye dirt occur throughout the day.
Small medical operation may be needed when the tear duct is clogged, but when baby had a six month old.

In most cases, the mother may need to wait until the baby is one year old. All depends on the doctor's examination. The operation itself aims to clean up the tear ducts. When the channel is open, either by itself or with the operation, then the channel will typically remain open and will not cause any more trouble.

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