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Dr. Yogindra Vasavada, Pediatrician
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Experience:  M.D.(ped) passed at first attempt, in practice continuously for last 37 years. Certi. in Comp
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My son is 8 months old and had an eye test this week. They

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Hi, my son is 8 months old and had an eye test this week. They have found a black spot on the retina. All other reflexes etc seem good. We have a referral for a child eye specialist next week. What could it be? Are there certain questions I need to ask etc?
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Customer: No, he is a very healthy baby, well developed, thriving. This was a bit of a shock because I know he can see okay, I see him focussing on objects and people when they come into the room etc. Previous GP eye exams have all been okay.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

who found black spots on the retina?

without a dilated pupil exam, it can be very difficult to look at the retina in a 8 month old who is not cooperating with a fundoscopic eye exam.

is he able to follow toys and interesting objections with his eyes?

is he crawling or sitting up yet?

if he is healthy and eating and growing, most likely his eyes are 100% fine