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Oct 12, 2010
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Ken NischalQ:  What routine eye checks are done after the birth of a baby?


A:  All children should have their eyes checked, usually by a paediatrician or senior nurse, to make sure that they have a normal red reflex in each eye. This means that the media of the eye (the cornea-window of the eye; and lens, are clear). In aniridic children it often appears as though they have 'big' pupils which can be misleading. Nystagmus ('wobbly eyes') which can be present in eyes with Aniridia is not usually present at birth.

Q: If you are not sure about your child opening their eyes or closing them in bright light obviously, what should you do?

A:  Seek an opinion from a paediatric ophthalmologist. This is best done by going to your GP and expressing your concerns.



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