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Monday, May 20, 2013
Eye and Vision Care
5 month has one pinned pupil
one of my babies pupils remains pinned size but the other eye is fine why?
You have made a very important observation. Children’s vision develops very rapidly during the first year of life. Problems that arise in early childhood need to be evaluated very quickly so they do not adversely affect the child’s potential to develop vision fully. Pupils should be equal in size for both eyes. Therefore, I strongly suggest that you take your child to an eye doctor at the earliest possible time in you schedule. For your information, should you wish to contact the Ohio Optometric Association at (614) 781-0708. They can advise you of the doctors in your area that are participating in the InfantSee program and provide free eye exams for infants.
Once again, your observation is important and requires an eye exam to determine the cause for the small pupil.
Paulette P Schmidt, OD, MS
Professor Emeritus of Optometry
College of Optometry
The Ohio State University