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My baby is 2 weeks old but has not opened her eyes. What

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my baby is 2 weeks old but has not opened her eyes. What might be the cause?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. A.S. Desai replied 7 years ago.

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A new born should be able to open the eyes the same day of birth. If the eyes have not opened, there could be causes for it such as ophthalmia neonatorum ( swelling of eyes with discharge) , abnormally developed eyes as in microphthalmos ( congenitally small eye) , Maldeveloped lids without separation. A thorough eye examination by an ophthalmologist can help to diagnose and must be done right away.

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