Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Chantal | 2012/01/31


eye small/large

On photos, you can see that my 5 yr old son''s one eye is considerably larger than the other one, which almost looks like a lazy eye. You can''t see it so easily otherwise. is there cause for concern?
thank you

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This is not all that unusual.Your son's one eye may be smaller than normal,rather than his one eye being larger than normal.It would be best to take him to see paediatric ophthalmologist just for reassurance.

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Posted by: Trudy | 2012/01/31

Hi, I had the same problem as a child and am a 37yr old woman now. If there is any issue with this I dnt knwo what it is as my eyes have always served me fine. I do wear glasses but that has nothing to do with the eye size, it has to do with the competency of the eye itself.

I just have weaker muscles supporting the one eye I guess. Certainly it has never been a cause for concern, except I ofcourse notice it in pics and feel a bit ''unpretty'' next to other women. yr lucky you have a boy, as it is sth a girl is far more self-conscious about. Apart from that it is no bother at all.

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