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A 38-year-old member asked:

what could cause retinal lesions in an 8 yr old?

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Dr. H. Michael Lambert
Retinal Surgery 44 years experience
Many things: Retinal lesions can vary from simple and benign pigmented lesions to infections to tumors. Only a complete retinal exam can determine the cause. You might want to see a pediatric ophthalmologist in consultation.
Dr. H. Michael Lambert
Retinal Surgery 44 years experience
Many things: Retinal lesions can vary from simple and benign pigmented lesions to infections to tumors. Only a complete retinal exam can determine the cause. You might want to see a pediatric ophthalmologist in consultation.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

What could cause an 8 year old to get retinal lesions?

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Dr. Svetlana Pilyugina
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Multiple Causes: "retinal lesions" is a very broad term, describing pretty much any finding located in the retina. The broad categories include infection, inflammation, trauma, benign and malignant tumors, inherited diseases, or manifestation of systemic conditions. To answer your question better, it would help to know more details about symptoms and type of lesions that were seen.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Please tell me what can cause retinal lesions in an 8 yr old?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Viruses, genetics: "intraocular inflammatory disorders encompass a broad spectrum of diseases that are a major cause of severe visual impairment." there are also tumors that can occur...Viruses can cause problems as can mutations, toxins, medications...

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