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She is most likely suffering from physiologic anisocoria.
Does the difference seem to be very small, on the order of a millimeter or so?
no....how much difference in pupil size would you say you are noticing?
Ok. Nothing to worry about. This is just a normal variation in pupil size.
There is a 99.7% chance that what you are seeing is a normal variation. Of course, I can't see your child but from what you are saying that is the most likely thing you are seeing. Of course, the way to be 110% sure is to have your child evaluated by a pediatric ophthalmologist......
I do not believe that, in an otherwise healthy child, that this is sign of any serious underlying pathology.
There is no underlying sickness that would cause this minute difference in pupil size where your child would be otherwise normal, especially since your child was just evaluated by a pediatrician yesterday. I think the best thing you can do right now is stop worrying. If I thought you needed to worry, I would tell you to, ok?
I really don't mind scaring young mothers if I have to, 'ya know ;o), so since I'm not trying to scar you, you are ok....
Nope. Just get her into the habit of reading....too few kids do that now a days. My wife and I raised 5 kids, so I know what you are going through. I dragged my first son to a pediatric ophthalmologist because I saw a white flash in his eye during a family picture -- I was convinced he had retinoblastma and was afraid to examine him myself. Well, of course he was ok
Yes, she will most likely have it forever. And, no, there is nothing that has to be done as it will not affect her in the least.
Have a great day and congrats on #2.
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Hi. Only the last picture came through.....maybe only only one picture at a time? In the last picture, however, I can see that the left pupil is larger then the right one. It is, however, not such a great difference -- at least in this one picture -- that I am concerned. The difference in pupil size is consistent with physiologic anisocoria.
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Thanks for those pictures. I was able to see them all.
I agree, in all the pictures your daughters left pupil is slightly larger then the right. In reviewing all of them I do not think you have anything to worry about.....It still looks like physiologic anisocoria (which is normal) to me. Of course, when you take her to the pediatric ophthalmologist he will be able to dynamically evaluate her pupil function in controlled lighting condition and know for sure. I would suggest you bring pictures, like the ones you've showed me, to the appointment with you.
As to the squinting, that does not look pathological to me -- just looks like the way she smiles :o)
To answer your question it is normal for the difference between the size of the pupils to vary.....nothing to worry about. Remember. If you need to worry, I promised to tell you, right? ;o)
Take care and drop me a note and let me know how Kasha's eye appointment goes.
Have a great day.
Cute kid, by the way ;o)