23 March 2021

Four eye health warnings in newborn babies

Direct your patients to our brand new, easy to understand information on eye-related issues in new born babies. 

Complications with new born babies are rare, but what are the eye-related issues parents should look out for?

Over on our patient information website – Look after your eyes - Consultant paediatric ophthalmologist and strabismologist, Gill Adams, highlights several conditions that might be detected in new borns in patient-friendly language. Gill discusses the signs of strabismus, cataracts and conjunctivitis, and explains the possible causes of watery eyes in babies.

Want to learn more about vision in children? Watch our webinar recording where Dr Sara McCullough MCOptom discusses the most recent findings from the part College-funded Northern Ireland Childhood Errors of Refraction (NICER) Study, and how it can help you identify children at risk of future myopia.

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