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Is having blood in the eye in a three year old a sign of autism?

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Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 26 years experience
No: That would more commonly be the sign of some type of trauma or an increased pressure in the eye. This can be from something as benign as vomiting or coughing or could be related to something more serious. It should be evaluated by a medical provider.
Dr. Neeta Jain
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Autism: Blood in eye does not relate to autism. It could be sub conjunctival haemorrhage.
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 52 years experience
No: likelihood is that your child has experienced some trauma to the eye. See an ophthalmologist.

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