Ears, Nose, Throat, Eyes, and Teeth (3)
Children with Down Syndrome have an increased prevalence of health issues with their eyes, ears, mouth,teeth and upper respiratory tract.
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Infections of the upper respiratory tract (ears, nose, and throat) are not as troublesome to children with Down syndrome as is often claimed.
The vision of children with Down syndrome should be regularly checked, because there is a greater tendency for long-sightedness (hypermetropia) and short-sightedness (myopia) to develop.
Many children and adults with Down’s syndrome have hearing problems. In children the most common cause is a condition called glue ear. As with other medical problems in children with Down’s syndrome the same problem occurs in ordinary children though not so frequently.