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big white mark in her round black part. is there any serious problem

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hello, my daughter is 3 years old. i just see a big white mark in her round black part. is there any serious problem that she may have? thanks.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. James replied 7 years ago.
Thank you for your question.

When was the last pediatrician visit? Do you notice that eye wander? Does it follow objects? When did you first notice it? Was she born premature?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

her last visit was in August of last year when she turned 2.

i don't see her eyes wander.

do you mean her eye follow the objects or the mark?

i just notice this tonight

no, she wasn't born premature

Expert:  Dr. James replied 7 years ago.
I was referring if her eye follows objects such as toys or your face?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
yes, her eye follows objects. i covered the non-problem eye and asked her to follow my figure and she could do it.
Expert:  Dr. James replied 7 years ago.
The white mark you are noticing could be a cataract, which is a cloudiness of the lens. If it is small enough to allow light into the eye, then they eye can develop normally. Signs that the eye is not developing normally is when it starts to drift inwards or outwards. She may also cry if you cover her good eye.

It is good that her eye appears to be developing normally from what you have told me. She needs to be seen by her pediatrician or ophthalmologist to look at her eyes. They would use a special light to see if there is any cloudiness of the lens.

I recommend you call on Monday for the appointment.

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