Aside from my daughter having glasses, she has another minor condition that has gotten better over time. Part of her being born prematurely, she ended up with a breathing condition called Tracheomalacia. In a newborn, this occurs when the cartilage in the windpipe has not developed properly. Instead of being rigid, the walls of the trachea are floppy. Because the windpipe is the main airway, breathing difficulties begin soon after birth.