Ugeskr Læger 2016;178:V10150805
Good social function in a child with severe visual loss due to colobomas
A child born with bilateral colobomas was referred to the Department of Ophthalmology. At birth the child was assumed to be blind. During the follow-up period of seven years his visual acuity improved to 0.08 and he became a socially and intellectually well-functioning child. He attended a normal school, and in his spare time he was able to ride his bike, swim and play football. This example illustrates how difficult it is to predict the visual and social function of a newborn with poor vision.