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My son is 2 and is rapid blinking for lengthy periods at a

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My son is 2 and is rapid blinking for lengthy periods at a time. I'm not sure if he is having trouble focussing but this is worrying and not normal. Can you please make a suggestion as to the way forward to best help young Isaac

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Gerry Phillips
Concerned Father
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. James replied 6 years ago.

When did this start?
How long does the blinking last?
Has he had an eye exam?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.


a. it has been noticed by myself and my partner over the last month

b. Anything from 20 seconds to a few minutes

c. Yes about 7 months ago

Expert:  Dr. James replied 6 years ago.

Was anything noted during that eye exam?
Was he exhibiting this blinking behavior 7 months ago?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

a. On inspection there appeared to be a marginal difference in the shape of the eyes

b. No

Expert:  Dr. James replied 6 years ago.

Thank you for the additional information.

With this new blinking behavior, it is a good idea to have his examined again. The blinking may be due to a misdirected eyelash or possible need for glasses. Ensure that his eyes are dilated to look at the retina to ensure that it is ok.

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