You had a baby. The whole family rejoices, is touched, and the father notes: “And the eyes are looking in different directions!”. Let's try to figure out where the squint comes from in newborns and is it worth treating it right away?
Strabismus in newborns: causes
The most common strabismus in newborns is due to the weakness of the eye muscles. A child who is only a few days old is not yet able to control the movement of the eye muscles. As a result, his eyes can “run” or even look in different directions.
Squint in children under one year is quite common. But most babies outgrow this problem.
The cause of strabismus in children can also be a child’s illness or illness that the mother suffered during pregnancy. These are various infections, acute inflammatory processes, viral diseases.
Squint in children up to one year may also occur due to improper child care. If the mother hung toys over the bed too close to the baby's eyes, his visual functions may be impaired.
Our mothers and grandmothers are another reason for strabismus in children.They say that you can not look at the newborn through his head. Otherwise, he may also develop such a disease.