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What does the cloudy white spot on my baby’s eye mean?

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Dr. Jodi Luchs
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
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In brief: Prompt evaluation

A white spot on the eye is not normal and requires prompt evaluation.
The sooner the better. There are many possible causes, and prompt attention is required.

In brief: Prompt evaluation

A white spot on the eye is not normal and requires prompt evaluation.
The sooner the better. There are many possible causes, and prompt attention is required.
Dr. Jodi Luchs
Dr. Jodi Luchs
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Usually a problem

Extent & location helps define the issue.
A cataract can be cloudy or pure white located in center of the lens.Fluid pressure can make the clear front of the eye cloudy. A whitish tissue bump called a dermoid may be present as the globe joins the cornea. Allergies can swell the globe covering & produce a lumpy whitish glob. Lids have other issues. See your doctor to be sure.

In brief: Usually a problem

Extent & location helps define the issue.
A cataract can be cloudy or pure white located in center of the lens.Fluid pressure can make the clear front of the eye cloudy. A whitish tissue bump called a dermoid may be present as the globe joins the cornea. Allergies can swell the globe covering & produce a lumpy whitish glob. Lids have other issues. See your doctor to be sure.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics

In brief: Could be a problem

Any cloudy spots in the eye should be checked by your doctor. If the eye is cloudy, tearing excessively and your baby is very sensitive to the light, that could be a sign of infantile glaucoma (a rare, but serious eye problem).
Another possibility is a congenital cataract (some may blur your baby's vision). Another thing to watch is if your baby is tracking you with both eyes or not.

In brief: Could be a problem

Any cloudy spots in the eye should be checked by your doctor. If the eye is cloudy, tearing excessively and your baby is very sensitive to the light, that could be a sign of infantile glaucoma (a rare, but serious eye problem).
Another possibility is a congenital cataract (some may blur your baby's vision). Another thing to watch is if your baby is tracking you with both eyes or not.
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Dr. Lisa Roberts
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