Sep 04, 2019 · The following conditions can impair vision or cause blindness in infants: infections, such as pinkeye. blocked tear ducts. cataracts. strabismus, or crossed eyes. amblyopia, or a lazy eye. ptosis, or a droopy eyelid. congenital glaucoma.
Oct 02, 2017 · Shedding light on LHON: the rare blindness affecting young adults. The disease causes a rapid and severe loss of central vision, initially in one eye, and typically affects the second eye in weeks or a few months. Its progression is fast, resulting in around 80% of LHON patients being legally blind within one year of the onset of symptoms. LHON Author: Marco Ricci.