my 10 mth old has big blue eyes and I have recently noticed that the line between teh white and teh iris of his eye has wat appears to b a little white growth. I have brought it to my pediatricians attention and he said that it was normal. is it?
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Apart from this little white growth, have you noticed any other ocular sign or symptom such as excessive rubbing of the eye/ watering from the eye/redness in the eye/ tight closure of the eye in bright light ?
no no irritation. Tonight i noticed a little redding aound the area. It does not go around the entire iris, maybe one third a little stretch on his left eye and a little one tenth way on his right.
i plan on taking him to an eye doctor tuesday to look at it, but I am a concerned mother and it bothers me that my pediatrician felt that it was normall. this is my second child and this did not happen with my first. how concerned should i be?
Allergy is one of the conditions which can cause slight redness and raised white rounded lesion around the junction of the white part and the colored part of the eye ( it is called Limbus).
yes. i was trying to think of a way tot describe the white rasied portion and definitely lesion would b it. is there anythingi should look for or be concerned about with this problem?
The only thing is that allergy does not usually manifest before 1 year ( the child's immune systme is still developing).
Whatever it is , it is not something very grave or pointing to any serious underlying eye disease. If it was so , there would have been more eye symptoms or signs.
Do you have any photograph of the eyes?
is this something that happens with infants and not adlults because it is something i have never seen before. he is ten months very healthy-no health problems to this point-formula fed with enfimil my father and mother in law do have allergy problems. he has been eating alot more baby food lately and has had a few runny diapers. no no photograph and he is sleeping.
I guess we could try to go back to the diet that he was on-in this problem how long would it take for the lesion to go away after the allergy is taken away?
breast feeding probably would have been a better option for us considering the allergy problems on myself and my husbands side
Since there is no watering or excessive rubbing of the eyes, it does not look like a typical allergic conjunctivitis either ( moreover would not manifest as early as 10 months). I would not consider viral conjuncitvitis as there is no redness ( pink eye)- can cause limbal follicles.
It makes sense to get the eyes examined by an ophthalmologist as a closer look alone can help to identify the exact problem. But most of the eye disease known at his age do not point towards any serious problem with the given signs in the eyes.
how I can describe its looks is this-it looks like the white has oozed out between the iris and the white exactly on the line between the iris and the white-no redding-looked like there may have been some tonightwhich i thought could have been from the raised part and teh constant opening and closing of the eye causing irritation on top of him being sleepy
I will send you few images and let me know if the lesion appears similar.
he has not had an eye exam and I noticed from finding information tonight that he should have had one at 6mths. So do you think this is definitely something an opthamologists could tell me about more so than a pediatrician?
thankyou. I tried to find some myself but was not successful
An ophthalmologist would surely be able to tell what the white growth is, in both eyes.
yes thats it but this looks much worse than his. much much worse. His is definitely smaller, thinner-definitely like the top one not the bottom. wow the bottom is scary-hair in it also-thats bad. what do they usually do to correct teh limabal follicle or papilla?
A limbal follicle or papilla indicates about an ongoing allergy or infection in the eye. Infection is usually due to a viral cause and is self limiting. It is likely to subside within a week on its own.
But it still be better to consult an ophthalmologist for a closer look and confirmation of the above.
you have made me feel so much better. Thankyou so much. He has had a viral infection recently that caused an ear infection. i will still take him to the eye doctor. i just wish my peditrician would have explained the situation better because i love my children and am always concerned
I appreciate it and thankyou again
Exactly my thoughts.... I love my kids a lot too and am as concerned a mother as you are.... Don't worry.. he will be fine soon..Inspite of being a practising ophthalmologist, when it comes to my kids, I still experience anxiety till they get well.
God Bless...... I am glad to have assisted you.
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God bless you too! I will sleep better tonight bc of your help-thankyou!
You are most welcome.
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