Symptom Gref in infants
Some young parents face the diagnosis of Gref syndrome in newborns. It uses several formulations – a syndrome, and a symptom that many consider the same, although they differ significantly from each other.
Gref’s syndrome in newborns is now a dangerous neurological disease caused by paralysis of the eye muscles. A characteristic sign of the presence of the syndrome is the lag of the upper eyelid from the iris of the eye in the infant. This phenomenon is associated with a lack of development of the nervous system, which can malfunction. If the syndrome is detected, a long and methodical treatment is required, otherwise the situation may worsen and there will be a risk to the health and life of the child.
Symptom Gref in infants is a single expression of the syndrome. The main sign is that the upper eyelid of the baby lags behind in the work from the eyeball. Symptom is observed when the baby lowers the eyeball down, while the eyelid remains in a raised position and the eyes can not be completely closed.
This phenomenon is also referred to as the setting sun syndrome. It is necessary to understand that the symptom, unlike the syndrome, is not dangerous and is often observed in children. With the growth and development of the nervous system, the symptom completely disappears.