There Is A Point In The Eyes Of A Newborn?
Hay, I want to ask about my newborn baby’s eyes have a point whether it’s dangerous or not, thank you
Hello, Mohamad Fadilah.
The presence of dots or spots on the eyes of newborns may indicate the presence of congenital cataracts.
Congenital cataracts will be marked with white or gray spots on the black area of the baby's eyes. White spots indicate that there is turbidity in the lens of the eye. This condition will make the baby's vision become less clear due to blocked white spots.
Another possible cause of the point in the baby's eye is the presence of a foreign object attached to the surface of the eye, and of course this makes the baby uncomfortable.
To be sure, my advice is that you should take your baby to the doctor and if necessary, the doctor will provide appropriate treatment therapy. If it does lead to congenital cataracts, the doctor will recommend surgery when the baby is at least 3 months old. But if only a foreign object the doctor will immediately get rid of the foreign object from the baby's eyes.
While all you can do is keep a close eye on the point seen in the baby's eyes whether it is getting bigger or not, keep the baby clean and warm, and don't forget to breastfeed as often as possible, at least every 2 hours.
If there are symptoms such as a baby becoming fussy, accompanied by fever or a point in the eye getting bigger you should immediately see a doctor.