Premature babies are not just tiny; they are at risk for a number of health concerns, including breathing difficulties, brain injury, eye disorders, infection, bowel problems and heart dysfunction.
The issues surrounding preterm birth can be complex but we have tried to cover everything you may want to know. If you have any questions please ask them in our forums.
The visual impairments resulting from preterm birth encompass a wide spectrum, ranging from extremely subtle difficulties to total blindness.
The rate of visual problems in preterm children is influenced by a number of factors, which includes how early and how tiny your baby was born, whether they have brain injury, or retinopathy of prematurity. It is not easy to predict which preemies will end up with visual problems but the following rates will give you an idea of the types and incidence of some visual problems.