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My husband has amblyopia, as do several members of his family. At what point should we consider having our child screened?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: As a baby

Your pediatrician should be looking at your child's eyes at all the regular check ups visits.
Each time s/he will make sure the pupils are reacting properly, the eyes move as they should, and they are aligned correctly.

In brief: As a baby

Your pediatrician should be looking at your child's eyes at all the regular check ups visits.
Each time s/he will make sure the pupils are reacting properly, the eyes move as they should, and they are aligned correctly.
Dr. Bryan Levey
Dr. Bryan Levey
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ped can do

Your pediatrician can detect anything obvious.
There is a modest hereditary aspect to misaligned eyes. Meanwhile you can do a quick check at home with your digital camera. Look at photos of the child - if the red eye is consistent in both eyes, then a problem is unlikely. If one eye is always dark consistently, it may have a risk for amblyopia - then you should be screened.

In brief: Ped can do

Your pediatrician can detect anything obvious.
There is a modest hereditary aspect to misaligned eyes. Meanwhile you can do a quick check at home with your digital camera. Look at photos of the child - if the red eye is consistent in both eyes, then a problem is unlikely. If one eye is always dark consistently, it may have a risk for amblyopia - then you should be screened.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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