http://www.blindbabies.org/Pediatric Visual Diagnosis Fact Sheet ™ DEFINITION Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) is an eye disorder affecting premature infants. This disorder was called Retrolental Fibroplasia in the past. ROP affects immature blood vesse..
If you find that your child is visually impaired, your next question may be, “What can I do to help my child?” In addition to seeking out appropriate medical specialists early, intervention programs such as Early Start can help. All children ages zero..
Although they share a common diagnosis, children with Visual Impairment (VI) may have a wide range of visual characteristics. Strategies that work for some may not work for others. Therefore, keen observation of children’s visual behaviors is a crucial ..
http://www.blindbabies.org/Pediatric Visual Diagnosis Fact Sheet ™ DEFINITION Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) is a temporary or permanent visual impairment caused by the disturbance of the posterior visual pathways and/or the occipital lobes of the bra..
http://www.blindbabies.org/Pediatric Visual Diagnosis Fact Sheet ™ Light rays enter the eyes by passing through the cornea, the aqueous, the pupil, the lens, the vitreous, and then striking the light sensitive nerve cells (rods and cones) in the retina...
http://www.blindbabies.org/Pediatric Visual Diagnosis Fact Sheet ™ OPHTHALMOLOGIST (M.D.) Performs surgery. Diagnoses and treats eye diseases. Tests for visual acuity and visual field. Prescribes glasses, low vision aids (magnifiers) and medication. Tra..
http://www.blindbabies.org/Pediatric Visual Diagnosis Fact Sheet™ DEFINITION Optic Nerve Hypoplasia (ONH) refers to the underdevelopment of the optic nerve during pregnancy. The dying back of optic nerve fibers as the child develops in utero is a natura..
http://www.blindbabies.org/ Pediatric Visual Diagnosis Fact Sheet ™ DEFINITION Albinism refers to a group of inherited conditions. People with albinism have absent or reduced pigment in their eyes, skin or hair. They have inherited genes that do not mak..
Unusual appearance of the eyes: Drooping eyelid that covers the pupil Abnormal eye shape or structure Absence of a clear, dark pupil Persistent redness in the conjunctiva Persistent tearing without crying Jerky or unusual eye movements A sustained eye tur..
http://www.blindbabies.org/Pediatric Visual Diagnosis Fact Sheet™ DEFINITION Optic Nerve Atrophy (ONA) is a permanent visual impairment caused by damage to the optic nerve. The optic nerve functions like a cable carrying information from the eye to be p..