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Should I be worried that my newborn crosses her eyes?

Should I be worried that my newborn crosses her eyes?

How severe?: If she briefly crosses her eye, but they usually are "straight", monitor the frequency and duration and discuss it with your pediatrician on the next visit. If they are perpetually crossed, i would have her seen by a pediatric ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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Why does my newborn have crossed eyes?

Why does my newborn have crossed eyes?

It takes them...: ...Several months to figure out what they are seeing, and several more to figure out that both eyes are looking at the same thing; once that happens, they can adjust their vision so that the information from both eyes is fed to the vision center of the brain to make one 3d picture of the surrounding world. ...Read more

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It seems my newborn has an eye infection and i'm worried its going to get worse, what can I put on it in the meantime so i can take her to the dr?

It seems my newborn has an eye infection and i'm worried its going to get worse,  what can I put on it in the meantime so i can take her to the dr?

No go to doctor: Most eye infection in children are viral. There is no treatment for this. With that said, newborns are more separable to bacterial infection. These are serious and can cause significant eye problems. Other causes of apparent "eye infection" can be up blocked tear duct. Your newborn must be examined promptly. ...Read more

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I noticed my 8 week old's eyes cross briefly when i was changing her. This hasnt happened since she was a newborn. Is this normal or cause for concern?

No concern at 8weeks: It can be normal for babies to cross eyes briefly , as at this age babies do not focus well, which can cause their eyes to sometimes cross babies eyes should be able to focus by three or four months age looking straight with both eyes. If the eyes are still crossing at three months age the baby should be evaluated by pediatric opthalmologist. ...Read more

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Why do my newborn's eyes tear up and get crusty?

Why do my newborn's eyes tear up and get crusty?

Supportive care: I agree and would like to add that supportive care, warm compresses and gentle massage of the area where the lower eye lid meets the nose will help. If there is a lot of discharge, a topical antibiotic may be needed. Bring this to the attention of your pediatrician during your next appointment. ...Read more

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How do I apply erythromycin into the eyes of my newborn?

How do I apply erythromycin into the eyes of my newborn?

Good technique: If you are unable to open the eyes to put in the drops or ointment, then an effective technique is to apply it to the inner (nasal) corner of the eye while the infant is on his/her back. Then just wait and eventually the eyes will open and the drop will flow into the eye itself. ...Read more

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My newborn son has white hair. His eyes seem to be greenish brown. His complexion is about the same as me. Could he have albisim?

My newborn son has white hair. His eyes seem to be greenish brown. His complexion is about the same as me. Could he have albisim?

Most likely No: Dear m, albinism is the complete lack of pigment. The fact that he had color to his eyes indicates the presence of pigment. Platinum blonde hair or white hair is a normal color to hair in the newborn as well as early childhood. Children with white hair are often called" toe heads". Blonde or brown hair supercedes their white by the time they reach adolescence. ...Read more

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My newborn girl has 1 blue eye and1 brown eye , will they stay that way?

My newborn girl has 1 blue eye and1 brown eye , will they stay that way?

Not likely...: It is typical for a newborn's eye color to change over time. The permanent eye color is not set until at least 9 months of age. If your child has a light colored skin, the eyes are often a blue or bluish-grey color. Things change as more pigment is produced in the iris. Likely there is just a slight variation that should equalize. Talk to your pediatrician. ...Read more

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