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DD's eye dialaed

Posted by on Jan. 21, 2009 at 5:07 PM
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hi everyone, i was just playing with my 6 week old daughter, and noticed that her left pupil was more dialated than her right. is this normal? i called her perdiatricians office and talked to a nurse, and she said that it was ok for babies this young, but im freaking out here(i dont really trust the drs in the area) any ideas? thanks so much..

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Brooke501
by on Jan. 21, 2009 at 5:08 PM

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orcadarwin
by on Jan. 21, 2009 at 5:19 PM

I have one pupil that doesn't dilate at all.  I was born that way.  Freaks eye doctors out, they try everything to get it to dilate and it just doesn't.  I guess it's a rare thing.  My mom has a picture of me about 2 months old with my eyes wide open, and you can really tell that it doesn't dilate. 

Now, I don't know if this is what you little one has or not, but it's not painful or anything.  I do have vision problems, but I don't think the pupil not dilating has anything to do with that.  I have 2 different prescriptions in my eyes, one is much worse than the other one.  Funny thing is, you would think that the eye that doesn't dilate would be the worse one, but it's not.  It's actually my good eye. 

I would just mention it to her doctor the next time you go in.  Maybe talk with an eye specialist.  I don't think it's really anything to worry about, though.

amy94
by on Jan. 21, 2009 at 5:20 PM

I'd be getting a second opinion ASAP! Is the pupil that is dilated reacting to light? How much bigger is it>

3krazzykidz
by on Jan. 21, 2009 at 5:21 PM

My son has one pupil that is bigger than the other one.  None of his doctors have said anything about it.  I wouldn't worry right now unless you start noticing other "symptoms" along with it...or it changes and it won't react to light at all.



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momsbreak5654
by on Jan. 21, 2009 at 5:24 PM

Hi!

Dont freak out!  It is normal for babies to have uncoordinated eye responses.  Their neuological systems isnt fully developed to be able to control their eye behavior.  As long as their behavior, level of consiousness, and responses are with in normal limits for them they are ok.

I learned that in my last nursing clincal rotation when i assessed a newborn.  I'll never forget it cause I freaked out to and bothered my instructor who laughed at me for a week!

krista778
by on Jan. 21, 2009 at 5:27 PM

My sister who is 24 has always had one pupil larger than the other. It doesn't affect her in anyway other than people looking at her weird. I wouldn't worry about it unless it seems like she isn't seeing out of that eye.

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