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Why might an infant's eyes quiver?

Why might an infant's eyes quiver?

Nystagmus: This is abnormal. Take the child to a pediatric ophthalmologist for examination. ...Read more

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Could you use clear eyes in babies?

Could you use clear eyes in babies?

No: Over-the-counter eye drops are not formulated for babies. If your child has redness of the eyes, drainage, or other eye symptoms, call your doctor. It may be a bacterial infection, a virus, a blocked tear duct or allergy related, but your doctor can determine the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Why there are dark circle around babies eyes?

Why there are dark circle around babies eyes?

Normal: In most case no significance no medical problem some babies with nasal/eye allergies may have dark circle Please discuss with your pediatrician during next well visit ...Read more

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Why does my infant have red lines in the whites of her eyes?

Why does my infant have red lines in the whites of her eyes?

From childbirth: Often the pressure built up during the process of childbirth will cause small burst blood vessels in the white part of the eye in both the mother and the infant. This is totally benign and will resolve usually within a few weeks. If there is yellow discharge as well or crusting or it gets worse or doesn't clear, show your health care provider. ...Read more

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Are babies born cross eyed?

Are babies born cross eyed?

No: But, their eyes do not always move together. Which is very normal until about 9 months of age. However, if one eye is constantly looking in one direction, the child should be evaluated. ...Read more

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What is the cause of itchy eye in babies?

What is the cause of itchy eye in babies?

Infection: It may be an infection like "pink eye" or conjunctivitis. Is the eye red or have discharge? The baby may need an antibiotic eye drop. ...Read more

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Why are so many Asian babies cross eyed?

Why are so many Asian babies cross eyed?

Cross Eye:: Look at the reflection of the light on pupils; it should be the same on both eyeballs. Don't look at how eyes appear - the epicanthal fold gives a false cross-eye appearance. ...Read more

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Why are the eyes of harlequin babies red?

Why are the eyes of harlequin babies red?

Poor eyelid closure: In babies with harlequin ichthyosis, the eyelids are not formed properly causing them to turn away from the eye. This causes poor closure leading to dry and red eyes. ...Read more

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When does babies actual eye color start to come out?

Eye color: The color of the changes at 3-4 months of age, it usually stabilizes at age 6 months. Mild changes can occur during ones life. ...Read more

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What should I do if one of my babies eyes is yellow?

What should I do if one of my babies eyes is yellow?

Be Seen: If one of your infant's eyes is yellow, it is unlikely to be due to a systemic cause like jaundice. Some parents will describe their child's eye as yellow when crusted tears or pus collects in the corner of the eye. The crusting of tears is not generally a problem, but the possibility of infection makes this a condition for which evaluation by a medical professional is recommended. ...Read more

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What does eyes rolling up and head shaking in babies mean?

What does eyes rolling up and head shaking in babies mean?

Eyes rolling: When the eyes roll up this could be a normal phenomenon, but with the head shaking I am worried about a possible seizure....See your pediatrician soon.... ...Read more

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My babies three months old and has white bags under her eye.

My babies three months old and has white bags under her eye.

See pediatrician: Please have your child evaluated by pediatrician and follow their advice. Not enough information is provided to say more. Good luck. ...Read more

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When is babies eyes, nose, lips etc. Determined?

When is babies eyes, nose, lips etc. Determined?

Conception: There are minor environmental or other issues that have a small impact, but the information that defines what these shall be/look like is set at the time of conception. The DNA data that results when the parents information is passed will determine the what the final potential will be. If your question is when during pregnancy, be assured that all external features are finished by 12 wks. ...Read more

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When does babies eye color change permantely?

The first year: By 6-12 months of age, a baby's iris has reached its final color. There are those who may go a little longer, and those with hazel eyes can appear to change between brown and green, but generally, the pigmentation has reached its full level by the first year. ...Read more

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What causes an infant to rub eyes at night when sleeping?

What causes an infant to rub eyes at night when sleeping?

Check bedroom: There may be something he's allergic to, such stuffed animals, quilt or pillow. ...Read more

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Do all babies shut their eyes and cry in bright lights or sunlight?

Do all babies shut their eyes and cry in bright lights or sunlight?

No: No, certainly not all babies and children, but many do. Some people are simply more sensitive to bright lights than others. Many kids hate flash photos, for instance, while others don't seem to notice an issue.

However, children who complain about pain with light or children who previously were fine and now complain about a new problem with bright lights should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is safe for babies' eyes to see tv or computer screen?

Please explain if it is safe for babies' eyes to see tv or computer screen?

No issue: This will do no harm. You must have an unusual baby who would site for a long time looking at a computer screen. ...Read more

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How long do gunky eyes/clogged tear ducts last on an infant? Mine is 7 weeks.

How long do gunky eyes/clogged tear ducts last on an infant? Mine is 7 weeks.

Blocked tear duct: Blocked tear ducts can persis for many months. I normally recommend controlling the mild secondary infection with intermittant antibiotic eye drops until 4-6 months of age. I refer the small # who persist beyond that time to a pediatric ophthalmologist for probing of the ducts. ...Read more

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Will a babies yellow eyes ever get better or is there a medication I can buy to fix it?

Will a babies yellow eyes ever get better or is there a medication I can buy to fix it?

Probably: Most babies develop yellowing of the skin and eyes which should resolve spontaneously by two weeks of age. If severe or persistent, it should be evaluated promptly and potentially treated. Medications should generally be avoided as they, more often than not, potentially exacerbate the problem. ...Read more

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Do babies get eye boogers too when they wake up several times day and night? Is this normal?

See eye doctor: A blocked tear duct occurs in up to 50% of newborns. This typically presents with crusting and tearing of one or both eyes after age 6-8 weeks. You can treat this with warm compresses and massaging the inner corner of the eyelid, near the nose. There are many other causes of eye discharge including infection, allergy, or eye irritation. If it persists see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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My 1 week infant girl has got sticky eyes. What can be done and approximately how much milk should be given in regular intervals?

Blocked tear ducts: Sticky eyes are usually related to a blocked lacrimal duct (tear duct). Massage gently with warm water cotton ball under the lower eyelid from nose out on each side several times a day. If the discharge gets heavy yellow or green, see your pediatrician. The formula/breastmilk should be 2-3 ounces every 3-4 hours. I hope this helps. :) ...Read more

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What happens during eye surgery in premature babies?

What happens during eye surgery in premature babies?

ROP?: I assume you're referring to retinopathy of prematurity? The issue is there is overgrowth of blood vessels in the retina that then constrict, causing a pulling on the retina. The surgery is a laser that zaps these blood vessels and eliminates the pulling. It doesn't harm anything except the vessels, being sent in directly through the lens. ...Read more

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Is any eye infection contagious? Especially for an infant?

Is any eye infection contagious? Especially for an infant?

Yes: conjunctivitis either bacterial or viral is contagious. You must be extremely careful with good handwashing techniques and antibacterial gels (purell). Pink eye is one of the few things that can infect the entire family, household contacts. ...Read more

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What does it mean when an infant constantly rubs their eyes and ears?

What does it mean when an infant constantly rubs their eyes and ears?

Infant rubbing: Eye and ear rubbing by an infant could be habitual in nature but it could be related to allergy, viruses, or other causes. I would recommend ruling out other issues by seeing your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My 7 wk babies right eye is all of a sudden producing a lot of "eye boogers" is this normal?

My 7 wk babies right eye is all of a sudden producing a lot of "eye boogers" is this normal?

Eye boogers: Your baby may have normal mucus buildup at night, or may have a blocked tear drainage duct. Call you local pediatric ophthalmologist to have this checked soon. ...Read more

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My infant is 6 months old and has vertical nystagmus when a light source is flashed on her eyes. No other problems. Is it normal or pathological?

My infant is 6 months old and has vertical nystagmus when a light source is flashed on her eyes. No other problems. Is it normal or pathological?

Vertical nystagmus: Usually prompts an evaluation to check for central nervous system causes. Horizontal nystagmus can be benign. You are close enough to the specialists at the yale child study center as well as their pediatric ophthalmologists, neurologists, etc. To seek second opinions/evaluations there for your baby. Best of luck in your search for answers for your little one. ...Read more