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9 month old baby has nose block. There is white discharge on Jo's eyes. What to do?

9 month old baby has nose block. There is white discharge on Jo's eyes. What to do?

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

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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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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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Is it safe for a 9 month old to have surgery for cross eyes?

Is it safe for a 9 month old to have surgery for cross eyes?

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

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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?

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 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

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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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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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