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Pterygium In Infant
Usually not: Sawdust commonly enters the eyes of those working with wood and near those working with wood. With each blink, most exits. Most saw dust is inert and will not be toxic in itself. The major harm would be for instance if someone is drilling in wood, creating sawdust of course, but hitting a piece of metal which flies into the eye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pterygium:very common, abnormal growth of clear covering (conjunctiva) of white part of the eye (sclera) over the cornea (window of the eye). If severe and causing discomfort or red, it can be removed with surgery. It is generally benign. It is due to excess sun/UV exposure usually. Prevention is only remedy. Avoid sun (sunglasses, hat); avoid smoking. Natural ...Read more
No: Cataracts in infants are congenital, metabolic, or from infectious causes. Cataract in infants can rapidly lead to amblyopia and permanent vision loss. Also, white appearing eyes in children may not be a cataract, but may actually be a sign of a retinoblastoma. If your child's pupil is white, it needs to be evaluated urgently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High percentage: Pingueclua are a normal response to wind, dust and uv light. They are the eyes defense in the middle years to these external forces. They have no symptoms and are usually unnoticed. Many are small enough that they can only be seen with a medical microscope. Almost all young adults have some degree of pinguecula even if not obvious in a mirror. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Congenital Cataract: Congenital Cataract (eye's lens has white color change) can cause amblyopia/lazy eye: occurs when eye does not have visual input to the brain for the connection to develop. If told have severe amblyopia, it is unlikely for a cataract surgery will give 20/20. 1st get good refraction/glasses. If VA worse than 20/40 & not due to lazy eye: surgery may improve vision. More info: [email protected] ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
State law for some: The acquisition of germs from the female genital tract that could cause eye damage led to this requirement in many states. Even a scheduled c-section has no guarantee that the fetal waters were not leaking before delivery permitting germs to ascend & cause germ transfer.Once acquired the germ may multiply & cause an unrecognized infection over days or weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rare: 0.2 - 0.4% of all babies born in the us. The more premature the baby, the higher the likelihood. ...Read more
Eruption patterns: This is not typical but in itself is not a concern. I would however see a pedodontist for a consult and start building a relationship between you, your child and the dentist. The pedodontist can also advise you how to set the groundwork for a life of healthy teeth and gums for your child. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unknown: Babys in utero are often in different positions, and there is no specific average of how close their developing ears my be to the surface of your skin. ...Read more
In Southeast Asia, people often put rose water drops in their eyes. is it safe? Are there any benefits of using rose water in the eyes?
It Depends: I would be concerned about applying rose water to the eyes. In particular I would be concerned about how it was prepared and if any of the preservatives would interact with your eyes. The eye's don't need any sort of supplement. Your natural tears are the best form of hydration for the eyes. If you are having red eyes due to irritation I would advise eye drop created specifically for that purpose ...Read more
Will growing up in an overly hygienic/sterile environment hinder the development of an infant's immunity system?
Hygiene Hypothesis: This hypothesis suggests that infants not exposed to microbes early on will not "shift" their immune system from th2 (allergy prone) to th1 (fight infections), thus increasing risk for asthma and allergic disorders. These infants will however have a fully functional immune system to fight infections as they grow. It will not suppress their immune function. ...Read more
RSV: Respiratory syncytial virus (rsv) causes infection of the respiratory tract. It starts as a cold, but then the virus spreads to lower respiratory tract and causes infection/inflammation in the smaller breathing tubes (bronchioles): swelling of the lining of the tubes and sloughing of the lining of these tubes with debris building up and causing partial/complete blockage of these tubes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it safe to use eye drops with active ingredient-carboxymethylcellulose in pregnancy?accidentally ingested very small amount , any risk to the baby?
No risk: Carboxymethylcellulose is a moisturizing agent made of benign components which will never get to your developing baby even if you drank the whole bottle. ...Read more
Dryness: Likely your eyes are dry if outdoors in high altitude because of low humidity. The redness is due to the irritation provoked by the low humidity environment. Try artificial tear drops to soothe the ocular surface and to help them recovery faster. Remember to wear sunglasses outside too, as there tends to be more uv associated ocular irritation, in addition to the protective effects of screening. ...Read more
No problem: Using a gaming system will not affect the eyes in any way. ...Read more