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My 4months old baby has a blood stain in the eye, close to the pupil, what is the cause and how can I treat it?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics
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In brief: Red eye

If it is in the white of the eye it will resolve on its own.
It may haven been caused by a harsh cough , excessive crying, or perhaps the baby rubbing rubbing her eye as well. A tiny blood vessel in the eye was traumatized causing the bleeding or red spot.

In brief: Red eye

If it is in the white of the eye it will resolve on its own.
It may haven been caused by a harsh cough , excessive crying, or perhaps the baby rubbing rubbing her eye as well. A tiny blood vessel in the eye was traumatized causing the bleeding or red spot.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Dr. Oscar Novick
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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Probably a bruise

If your baby is acting normally without eye rubbing, no mattering or discharge from the eye, then the red spot is likely a bruise (subconjunctival hemorrhage).
A bruise generally results from rubbing the eye too hard. It usually disappears on its own without treatment. Did it just occur, or has it been there awhile? If the latter is true, you should have your baby examined for other causes.

In brief: Probably a bruise

If your baby is acting normally without eye rubbing, no mattering or discharge from the eye, then the red spot is likely a bruise (subconjunctival hemorrhage).
A bruise generally results from rubbing the eye too hard. It usually disappears on its own without treatment. Did it just occur, or has it been there awhile? If the latter is true, you should have your baby examined for other causes.
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Dr. Jon Fishburn
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In brief: It's benign

Subconjunctival hemmorage it will fade.

In brief: It's benign

Subconjunctival hemmorage it will fade.
Dr. Barbara Mcdevitt
Dr. Barbara Mcdevitt
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