Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Melissa | 2011/05/05

Q.

Eyes

2 year olds eyes are very small. Could this be a symptom of something? His siblings eyes are normal. Birth Mother is a drug addict.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is a good observation as it is not always easy to notice that a young child has smaller eyes than normal. This is a condition called microphthalmia. The eyes do not develop normally while the baby is in the womb.There is a suspicion about the mother's use of drugs being associated with the development of microphthalmia in the child, but no clear proof. Read more on Google about 'Microphthalmia'.This little boy must be seen by an eye specialist [ophthalmologist].

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