Cause Babies Don’t Open Their Eyes After 3 Days?
My aunt gave birth to a cesarean section on Wednesday, May 23. Her child from birth until now has not opened her eyes. I wonder why? Info: the child’s weight is 3,353kg and PB 48cm
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Normally, babies will open their eyes a few minutes after birth to see their surroundings. The time ranges from 1 minute to 20 minutes. In the case of your aunt's baby, it is necessary to pay attention to whether there is any abnormality in her eyelids or eyes, and whether her eyes really do not open or just briefly open.
What you need to know is that sometimes babies feel dazzled when they see light after being in a dark womb. Especially when he was 3 days old, where he still slept much more than he woke up, he could have opened his eyes when no one else was paying attention. Another possibility that the eyes won't open is because there is an infection that causes discharge to the eye which makes it difficult for the eyes to open.
Our advice is to avoid misunderstandings, consult the pediatrician in charge of your aunt's baby to check directly whether there are any abnormalities in her eyelids. But once again, if there are no signs, and during pregnancy there have been no problems with both the mother and the development of the fetus, this should not be a cause for concern.
So, hopefully it answers your question.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa