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What Does It Mean When 9 Month Baby Has Crust In The Eyes
Duct not patent : Hi Dorothy. Your 9 month old is healthy but like many other kids that come to see ophthalmologists he has a lacrimal duct that is not patent. Usually hand massage and antiobiotic ointment helps open the distal end of this duct that connects the eye to our nose. So surgery is only recommended after child is one years old. Please visit with an Eye MD for specific instruction and complete exam. ...Read more
Yes: If necessary, the benefit outweighs the risk.But any surgery has some risk of complications.For details, discuss this with the surgeon. ...Read more
My 9 month old has red spots on and around her eyelids. The eyes also look a bit puffy at times. What could this be?
Irration of glands: It sounds like she has either dacrocystitis or blepharitis- both caused by irriation and inflammations of glands in the eyelids or tear ducts. Certainly start by using warm compresses to clean any drainage and use baby shampoo to clean the lashes and eyelids. Check with your pediatrician if things don't improve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is tobastar eye drops a steroid. .....could I use it for an infant eyes one and half month baby...
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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