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Since you have noticed the enlargement of the pupil when your son was as young as a month old, it points towards a congenital cause. One of the possibilities is that of unilateral myopia ( short sightedness due to a large eyeball). Though even this diagnosis is noticed much later in life. Have you observed any discripency in the size of the two eyes? Does the right eye itself appear larger than the left eye? Or does the cornea ( or the colored part of the eye) appear larger than the left side?
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In the chat box do you see an image of a tree or a paper clip?
Ummm..... actually I only know of this one method of sending a picture on this site...
Otherwise you can upload the image at Google images and once the picture is seen you can always delete it from there. Once uploaded you can send me its URL link.
I did manage to upload a picture on google images but unfortunately I do not how to delete it later.
But one for sure is that even if the pupil is larger in the right eye , its reaction to light is normal which matters more than its size as in case of physiological dilated pupil.
Hi my computer died. I'm so sorry.
Nevermind... If you continue to chat then we could discuss further....
Have you noticed any abnormal whitish reflex from his right pupil when you take his photographs.
Normally at certain angles, the pupils appear reddish when photographs are taken.
No I haven't seen anything like that. Did you get my pic I submitted?
Other then the large pupils everything else seems good. He watches everything. He can see me far away with no issues.
Alright. In that case the right pupil is either physiologically dilated ( since it reacts normally) or there could be a slightly larger eyeball on the right side .
No, I have not received the picture.
Does he resist closure of his left eye, if at all you have tried that while playing with him ?
I just checked his eye again & it when it gets smaller it is still a tiny bit bigger then the left side.
I'll submit again.
k i see it in the chat box now.
What do you see in the chat box?
But I do not get to see it.
I don't understand what I'm doing wrong. I clicked on the tree, URL, browse.
I'll try google images
After browse, did you click ok
k i think i put on google
I will try to see it now..
Yes, I did get to see it.
The eyes do appear to look normal but for the slightly dilated right pupil.
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yes i am
let me check if he does
no he seems to close both his eyes just fine
That shows that the vision is equal in both eyes.
so your saying that maybe his right eyeball is just bigger then?
Yes, it does look like that.
ok. whew. thank you for the reassurance.
Is there any family history of myopia?
yes. i am & my mom. lots of glasses in the family.
That could explain a lot of things then.
a remote possibility of your son having short sightedness.
is that good then. i'm fine with him just needing glasses or something when he's bigger.
Is there anything else that I can answer for you?
no thats all.
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Thank you and best wishes.
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