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Why Does My Baby Wink Her Eyes
"Wink" or "Blink" ?: If she winks with one eye, something may be in it or irritating it. If both blink & water when she's outside on sunny days, it could be from congenital cataracts. If she blinks all the time, it could be from other issues. Ask your pediatrician for a referral to a pediatric ophthalmologist if (s)he can't tell if there's a problem or not. I'll also refer your question to our experts in that field. ...Read more
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
Be Seen: If one of your infant's eyes is yellow, it is unlikely to be due to a systemic cause like jaundice. Some parents will describe their child's eye as yellow when crusted tears or pus collects in the corner of the eye. The crusting of tears is not generally a problem, but the possibility of infection makes this a condition for which evaluation by a medical professional is recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Is glow in the dark stickers safe on infant eyes?, especially that i intend to stick them on the ceiling.
No problem: There is no danger from glow in the dark stickers. ...Read more
No: No, certainly not all babies and children, but many do. Some people are simply more sensitive to bright lights than others. Many kids hate flash photos, for instance, while others don't seem to notice an issue. However, children who complain about pain with light or children who previously were fine and now complain about a new problem with bright lights should be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is it normal for babies to have yellow discharge in there eyes almost to the point of being sealed shut?
Hello. : Hello. The pupils look red in photographs because the light from the flash has reflected so that you are seeing the back of the retina. This can be seen in photographs of people of all ages. It is about photographic technique and not about health. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No issue: This will do no harm. You must have an unusual baby who would site for a long time looking at a computer screen. ...Read more
Blocked tear duct: Blocked tear ducts can persis for many months. I normally recommend controlling the mild secondary infection with intermittant antibiotic eye drops until 4-6 months of age. I refer the small # who persist beyond that time to a pediatric ophthalmologist for probing of the ducts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably: Most babies develop yellowing of the skin and eyes which should resolve spontaneously by two weeks of age. If severe or persistent, it should be evaluated promptly and potentially treated. Medications should generally be avoided as they, more often than not, potentially exacerbate the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 1 week infant girl has got sticky eyes. What can be done and approximately how much milk should be given in regular intervals?
Blocked tear ducts: Sticky eyes are usually related to a blocked lacrimal duct (tear duct). Massage gently with warm water cotton ball under the lower eyelid from nose out on each side several times a day. If the discharge gets heavy yellow or green, see your pediatrician. The formula/breastmilk should be 2-3 ounces every 3-4 hours. I hope this helps. :) ...Read more
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