Eye Problems Signs Symptoms That Shouldn't Be Ignored By Parents
Created by Dr Rasheena Bansal Updated on Feb 29, 2020
It is often seen that despite our best efforts, children tend to get eye problems. While some signs are not that serious, others could be concerning. When it comes to child’s eyes, ensure that you schedule a visit to the doctor once in a year to ensure that everything is fine with the child’s eyes. Here are some of the symptoms for which you need to take doctor’s advice.
Eye Problem Symptoms That Require Doctor’s Intervention:
If you observe any of these signs in your child then it is advisable to notify the doctor within the week, you noticed the signs.
- Tearing, Discharge or Redness - Infection or Tear Duct Blockage
- Eyes turned Inward or Outward - Could lead to loss of vision
- Dancing Eyes - A sign of nervous system disease
- Low Birth Weight at birth - Severe damage can occur to the retina
Eye Problem Symptoms that Require Immediate Attention:
There are certain symptoms that require immediate eye-specialist medical intervention and they include signs mentioned below.
- White Reflex - Cataract, Tumor, Inflammation Or Detached Retina
- Lumps, Swelling, Drooping Lid - Muscle Weakness Or Tumor causing blockage
- Large Cornea – Glaucoma
Eye Symptoms that Need to Consult with your Child’s Eye doctor:
These are some of the symptoms that your child may be displayed but not that often. However, it is still advisable to make a note of these signs and share them with your doctor for a thorough investigation.
- Head tilted - Indication child is avoiding double vision
- Squeezing of eyes - Due to refractive error especially astigmatism
- Redness or Rubbing of Eyes - Indicator of allergy
- Pupil Defect - If part of the iris is missing, it could signal a defect inside the eye
- Unequal Pupils - A sign of Nerve damage or Tumor
Disclaimer: Dr. Rasheena Bansal is a Paediatric Ophthalmology & Squint Specialist. She practices in New Delhi.
| Apr 04, 2016
Respected dr I just want to bring this in your notice that my son is 5 months old and from d very beginning tearz used to come out.. and sometimes discharge I found in morning from his eyes. I keep on messaging near his eyes and today only dr has prescribed him tobramycin for month three times a day... and he said slowly his eye gland will open by regular message.... as for puncturing d duct he is so small.... so what do u suggest .Is d line of treatment right for him regards
| Apr 13, 2016
Hi doctor my daughter is 5. 8 years old....... We just come to know that she has myopia in last November... it was - 2. 50 both the eyes... After 5months I went to eye doctor for regular check up her glasses number has increased.. ... And doctor said...... Myopia increases........ I am worried..... Plz suggest.. ..
| Jun 24, 2016
dear dr,my son is 5. 2 years old n having specs .(amblyopia ). left eye power is +4 n right eyes power is +3. 50... he is also having -2 power in both d eyes. plz suggest how his vision can b improved n wat r d chances of his specs getting removed in future. plz guide
| Jul 08, 2016
My daughter is a pre term baby and had tear duct closed. Which opened by 7 month. She just turned a year old. White portion of her both eyes looks light grey for major portion and then edges look clear white.. Haven't consulted doctor for this.. Should this be addressed. ? Initially for tear ducts had visited doctor when she was like 2-3 month and they said all is fine and tears duct shud open with time - which really did..
| Aug 25, 2016
neha please give her lots of water app 1 to 2 liters for one whole. preferably warm water and banana before the water. this will definitely help. then give warm milk with a spoonful of ghee added to it. make sure she wont get pain again. pain in rectal region at very young age might lead to complications. there are so many home remedies you find on net, but water is best of it. if pain persist don't ignore check with your doctor
| Sep 18, 2016
Hi Dr. , my baby is 7 weeks old and from last week his right eye is suddenly watery with yellow sticky substance. This increases more at night or when he cries. His pediatric prescribed moxicip eye drop for 3 days and massage nose-eye joint 20 times thrice a day. Sometimes it is reduced , sometimes water oozes whole night(eye swells in such case). What I should do? Is it normal and how long while it take to get fine.
| Feb 22, 2017
My son is 5 year old and yesterday only while make him read from whiteboard,i had noticed that when whiteboard is bit far and nos. /alphabets are small it was difficult for him to read. Bringing board closer he spell and read it perfectly. Is his eye-sight is weak and what to do?
| Apr 10, 2017
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