Red Spots On The Eyes Of Infants Aged 7 Months?
Good morning Hello my 7 month old son yesterday afternoon suddenly the white part of the left eye has a red spot, why is that? If the condition of the child is fine, active and not fussy Thank you
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The appearance of red spots on the sclera (the whites of the eyes) of a child's eye can be a reasonable condition, for example due to red nevus (red moles). It could also be, this red spot comes from other causes, such as conjunctivitis (inflammation of the membranes of the eye), pinguecula (eye pimples, due to excessive conjunctival growth due to exposure to dry air or ultraviolet light), subconjunctival bleeding, entry of foreign bodies into the eye, keratitis, benign or malignant tumors, as well as several other eye conditions.
Frequently, if the spots that appear do not look disturbing, do not enlarge, and are not accompanied by other more severe complaints, for example red eye, runny eyes, rubbing, vision problems, or others, this condition is not dangerous. However, to be sure, it never hurts to see your child directly to a doctor, pediatrician, or ophthalmologist so that the possibility of dangerous conditions can be detected and treated early. That way, your child can get the right treatment according to the conditions that underlie his complaints.
For now, we recommend that you don't manipulate your child's eyes carelessly in any way, including trying to pick up the red spots that appear. Also avoid dripping or applying any medicine to the child's eyes without doctor's advice. As much as possible, protect the eyes of the child first so as not to enter dangerous foreign particles, for example by limiting the child from leaving the house first, giving the child protective glasses when traveling, diligently washing children's hands, and so on.
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