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Health Tip: Test Young Children for Vision Problems

August 23, 2005-- Posted at 2:45 PM CDT

(HealthDayNews) -- The sooner problems with vision are detected, the quicker a child can get the necessary treatment.

According to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, some children are more at risk for vision problems. Your infant may be more prone if:

  • She or he was born prematurely.
  • There is a family history of vision problems.
  • You had an infection during pregnancy.
  • Your baby has heart disease or hearing problems.

If you suspect your baby is having difficulty seeing, consult your doctor.

 -- Felicity Stone

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