1 Month Old Baby’s Eyes Can’t Open Yet?

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I want to ask about my baby’s eyes are 1 month old, but until now the eyelids have not been opened … I want to ask how to keep the little one’s eyelids open … thanks

1 Answer:

Hello Roby,


Difficulties in babies to open their eyelids can arise due to various causes such as pressure when passing through the birth canal, causing swelling in the area around the eyes, an infection that causes the baby's eyes to stick so it looks sticky and difficult to open, the presence of anatomic disorders such as eye disorders eye nerves and other conditions. For this reason, it is necessary to conduct a direct examination by a pediatrician and ophthalmologist so that the cause is known. The sooner known condition regarding the child can help to prevent further disturbances.


Note whether the baby really cannot open the eyelids or difficulty opening the eyelids, pay attention to other conditions such as signs of inflammation such as swelling or signs of infection such as the appearance of pus around the eyelids, the baby looks often rubbing eyes or looks in pain. Clean the baby's eyelids and don't forget to wash your hands before and after touching the baby's eye area. Strive to use clean objects to clean it and avoid using alternating towels or cloths.


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