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What color eyes will my baby have?

What color eyes will my baby have?

Hard to tell: This is the question you will only get guess answers for. I guess the main variation are dark and blue. The rest are some shades of either. The blue color is believed to be a recessive trait, meaning that it will only penetrate if 2 same genes were to be present, whereas the brown color is dominant, therefore requiring only one gene. The reality, though, often defies the above simple rule. ...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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What should I do if one of my babies eyes is yellow?

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

Same as for 2: Many babies will have a transient yellowing in the white of their eyes the first week after birth as their body learns to metabolize bilirubin. If this is what you are seeing & it is worsening, the baby needs to be evaluated. If your baby is older & the yellow is new, the baby needs to be seen to see what the problem is. ...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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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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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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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