Baby’s Eyes

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Doc, I want to ask … my child was born 8 days but his left eye is still attached a little longer when he opens his eyes, even though one is already open … sometimes likes to look like swollen … and on the bottom like bluish. ..tp sometimes the swelling disappears … why isn’t that doc?

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The eye that looks swollen with a bluish appearance at the bottom of the eyes of a newborn may be caused by a condition called dacryocystocele. Dacryocystocele can occur due to a blockage at the distal (outer end) and proximal (deepest end) of the tear outlet (the channel that connects the eye to the nasal cavity and serves to remove tears from the eye into the nasal cavity). Because the blockage occurs on both sides of the canal, the middle part of the tear duct can swell with mucus or amniotic fluid. Dacryocystocele usually gives symptoms such as a baby's eyes that are always runny, visible bluish nodules under the baby's inner eyes (near the nose) can be felt hard too, swelling in the eyes, sometimes can also be accompanied by reddish eyes and eye discharge (if an infection occurs) also in the eyes).


You can try to do a warm compress on the eye and proceed with gentle massage on the tip of the inner side of the eye close to the nose. You can warm compresses and massage as often as possible (for example, every time you change baby diapers). Examination to the doctor does not need to be done immediately for now, but you can consult it when you want to do the next control and immunization (do control and immunization at the pediatrician to simultaneously do the examination for baby's eyes). If you see a baby's eyes are red and remove a lot of eye dirt, the examination to the pediatrician should be done immediately.

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