Blindness Could Threaten Children The Obesity
Beware if your child has a physical condition that tends to obesity. These conditions allow the children affected by idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), which is a rare disease that can lead to blindness. According to a study from the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center Neurology Department.
Obese children tend to have a neurological disorder IIH. In a cross-sectional study, 900 thousand children aged 2-19 years, found 78 cases that have IIH. Mostly experienced by children with excess weight. Meanwhile, 85 percent who had IIH is women aged 11-19 years. And, 73 percent of them are obese.
People who have IIH will increase pressure on the brain. The symptoms are headache, blurred vision, nausea, and eye movement disorders. Blindness can be experienced IIH patients up to the level of 10 percent. Serious consequences if left untreated can get worse.
“Child obesity is back proven by serious illness,” said M. Sonu Brara, MD, the study leader. This study is the strongest evidence to date. Obesity is associated with IIH in children, it also shows that the obesity epidemic is likely to lead to increased morbidity from IIH, including blindness, he continued.