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A 21-year-old female asked:

My two month old son sleeps with one eye partially open even if he is in a deep sleep?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Tell his doc: Some kids have a defect in the muscles which control eyelid elevation & closure. Why this occurs should be evaluated. If it continues your doc may need to provide guidance to you in keeping the eyes moist during sleep with eye drops/gel. Without the protection of the lids the eye surface may be compromised during sleep.
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Last updated Aug 22, 2020


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