Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Wits end | 2009-09-22

Q.

Pediatric Ophthalmologist

Hi. My son, now 8 months, has a white spot like " dot"  in the centre of his right pupil. I have taken him to the eye specialist and he seems to think there is no need for concern but has given me a letter for a second opinion. The spot, i am told, is not affecting his eye sight. I have now noticed a bubble just under his eye color in the same eye. Taking my baby to the eye specialist was traumatic. They use these huge eye machines and he cries his heart out every time. I decided not to take him for the second opinion, but now it' s really bugging me. Is there any pediatric ophthalmologists in kzn that you can recommend. I' m sure the pediatric will be so much more gentler on kids than the eye specialist was. I did have rubella in my pregnancy, but in the safe period. The eye specialist thinks its because of the rubella. Please help. I' m at my wits end.

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

I am very concerned about your son's eye/s especially as you had Rubella during pregnancy.One of the most common results of Rubella during pregnancy is a cataract in the baby's eyes.Your baby must be seen by an ophthalmologist and a proper diagnosis must be made ASAP. I do not know of a paediatric ophthalmologist in KZN.Please phone Dr Ahmed Manjra [paediatrician] in Durban and ask him whom he recommends. Inform him that you were given his name by the Health24 Paediatrician.

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Posted by: Nic | 2009-09-25

Try Dr Paul Blignaut - 031 2071426 - ive been told he is the best in the country

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Posted by: Wits end | 2009-09-23

Thank you - i will contact him immediately

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