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    Default Pupils different sizes

    As the topic says, I noticed 2 days ago that my 3 month old DS's pupils were a different size. The next morning they looked the same size but again yesterday afternoon I could see a size difference. Has anyone come across this? When you google it, a whole stack of hardcore scary things come up but my little boy seems on track developmentally so I don't want to overreact and rush him to get scans if it's not necessary. Wondering if I should call healthdirect for advice on how to react. Any suggestions from bubhub world?

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    Default Re: Pupils different sizes

    I had a similar experience a while ago and panicked, took my ds down to a friend who's an optomitrist - he had a look and couldn't see a lot so sent me to a paed optom (i needed a referral to them which the regular optom gave me). (the maternal and child health line told me try a gp, but I got there and they also advised seeing a paed optom).

    The paed optoms were lovely and really put my mind at ease (i'd also seen change in red eye with a flash on a photo and was terrified about retinoblastoma). I'm so glad I got it checked and they have us on a call back for 12 months or something for another check up and that makes me feel heaps better!

    I would just get it checked out, but I think you'll need a referral, but if you go in to a regular optom place in a mall they should be able to tell you who they refer to and give you a letter. Good luck!

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    Default Pupils different sizes

    Thanks so much for the advice, I will do just that!

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    Default Pupils different sizes

    We had the same with DD1. We initially noticed it in a photo, and then we noticed that in certain lights that one pupil was bigger.
    We took her to a GP who couldn't see it, so fobbed us off. He checked her eyes and said all is as should be so we were probably imagining it.
    She is completely fine now at 4 years old, and as far as I'm aware her pupils are the same size now.

    It can't hurt to get it checked out, I suggest taking a photo with you if you can.

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    Default Pupils different sizes

    Hey. I have different sized pupils... When I'm tired they are really noticeable but normally they are not too bad.

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    Default Pupils different sizes

    My DS1 has this. I took him to a gp who referred me to an optometrist. We did a lot of testing and determined that his vision was still 20/20, but that one of his optic nerves had not formed quite as it should have, resulting in that pupil not reacting to light.
    They said it didn't affect his vision because he'd had it since birth, so had adapted and was used to it.

    We did get referred to a neurologist just to double check that everything was fine with his brain, and it was.

    If your LO is developmentally on track, and responding to visual stimuli then I would say it's probably something similar to that. Can't hurt to get it checked out though, if you are worried

    ETA: his pupils are still different sizes at 2 years old, and I imagine they always will be now

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    I would always err on the side of caution and take bubs to a paed, DH is an RN and reckons that is what you should do.

    We had a similar experience - not with the different sized pupils - but with the strange looking pupil in a photo - we had it checked out, it was nothing scary -but they said if anything doesn't look right with your baby's eyes always get them checked.


 

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