Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Lee | 2010/06/14

Q.

Blank stares

Dear doctor

My baby is 8 months old and I find that sometime she just stares into space with no blinking or eye movement? is this normal in babies

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is difficult to answer your question with certainty without being able to see your baby. Her staring may be perfectly normal but I am concerned that she may be having what are called 'absence' episodes which is due to a form of epilepsy. It would be best to ask your paediatrician to see your baby.

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