Can cerebral palsy cause blindness?


Cerebral palsy (CP) is a neurological disorder that affects movement, coordination, and posture. While CP does not directly cause blindness, it can contribute to vision problems that may lead to blindness.

Individuals with CP may have various vision problems, such as strabismus (crossed eyes), nystagmus (involuntary eye movements), and amblyopia (lazy eye), which can affect their ability to see clearly. These vision problems can also impact other areas of development, such as language, communication, and socialization.

In addition, individuals with CP may have other health conditions or complications that can contribute to vision loss. For example, seizures, which are more common in people with CP, can cause vision problems or even lead to blindness in severe cases.

It’s important for individuals with CP to have regular check-ups with an ophthalmologist to monitor any changes in their vision and identify any potential issues early on. This can help prevent vision loss and allow for appropriate treatment or management.

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